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. 2001 Jun;8(2):153-4.
doi: 10.1097/00063110-200106000-00014.

Ventricular Fibrillation Following Inhalation of Glade Air Freshener

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Ventricular Fibrillation Following Inhalation of Glade Air Freshener

F LoVecchio et al. Eur J Emerg Med. .

Abstract

Intentional hydrocarbon inhalation can be fatal. Death can be secondary to hydrocarbon's cardiopulmonary effects. We present a case of a patient who survived ventricular fibrillation after inhalation of Glade Air Freshener, which contains short chain aliphatic hydrocarbons (butane and isobutane). Unlike our case, myocardial sensitization and hypoxia are more commonly described with aromatic, halogenated or longer chain hydrocarbons.

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