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Teachable Moment | Less Is More

Inappropriate Antibiotic Therapy in a Patient With Heart Failure and Prolonged QT Interval A Teachable Moment

Arjun Gupta, MD1; Purav Mody, MD1; Ambarish Pandey, MD2
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1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1748-1749. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5047.
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This case illustrates how unnecessary antibiotic use might cause life-threatening adverse events in the context of certain types of heart disease.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: Ambarish Pandey, MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 (ambarish.pandey@outlook.com).

Published Online: September 21, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5047.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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