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Influence of an antiarrhythmic premedication on the development of premature ventricular contractions during fiberoptic gastroduodenoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7227328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart rate, blood pressure and ECG changes during fiberoptic gastroscopy were examined in 128 patients, 60 of whom had been orally premedicated with Mexiletine. 55% of the non-premedicated patients developed occasional, and 22% of this group developed accumulated or frequent, premature ventricular contractions. In the patient group with antiarrhythmic premedication, the respective figures were 25% and 8%, and in this group patients with a normal ECG developed premature ventricular contractions less frequently than patients with pathological changes in the ST segment. The antiarrhythmic premedication had no influence on pulse or blood pressure.
H Pristautz; H Biffl; W Leitner; P Parsché; P Schmid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Blood Pressure
Duodenoscopy / adverse effects*
Gastroscopy / adverse effects*
Heart Ventricles
Mexiletine / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Propylamines / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Propylamines; 31828-71-4/Mexiletine

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