December 23, 2021
Elevated Heart Rate
A hospitalized 89-year-old woman was meant to receive Deralin (propranolol) as treatment for a rapid heart rate. However, the clinician accidentally ordered the ADHD medication, Adderall. MedAware’s AI identified the mistake, and the order was promptly canceled.
If given, the patient’s heart rate could have increased even more and put her at serious risk.