What is the role of intubation in the treatment of heroin toxicity?

Updated: Dec 16, 2018
  • Author: Rania Habal, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Endotracheal intubation is indicated for airway protection and may be required in the management of hypoxia due to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. Endotracheal intubation with ventilation may also be required in the management of increased intracranial pressure and shock.


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