Direct providership by American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)
Stephen A. Wyatt, DO | Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Behavioral Health Carolinas HealthCare System
Alan A. Wartenberg, MD, FACP, FASAM | Consulting Physician, SATP/OTP, Providence DVA Medical Center, Providence RI
We suggest completion of the companion Online Module “QT or Not QT – Is That the Question? Methadone & QTc Prolongation: Clinical and Other Implications” before watching this archived webinar. CLICK HERE to complete the ONLINE MODULE.
The goal of this MAT CHAT webinar was to discuss the module, which looks at the clear evidence of the potential of methadone to increase the QT interval which can result in a lethal arrhythmia, Torsades de Pointes. However, there has been controversy as to when and how to screen patients entering methadone treatment. The module attempts to address this need by presenting the available literature and case studies. Clear guidelines to consider are established.