A 57 year-0ld man is admitted to the emergency room for dizziness and shortness of breath. Once he is attached to ECG monitoring, he lost his consciousness and his blood pressure drops to 40/0 and his pulse is undetectable. CPR is started and he is given a bolus of intravenous sodium bicarbonate and atropine. After the second bolus, the patient retains his consciousness but he felt dry mouth, flushed face and blurred vision.

What is the reason for these symptoms?

A- Myocardial toxicity

B- Bicarbonate toxicity

C- Atropine toxicity

D- Bicarbonate side effects

E- Atropine side effects




Answer:

This patient has the common side effects of atropine. Symptomatic treatment is appropriate for this patient.

The correct answer is E