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Response of automatic atrial tachycardia to intravenous adenosine.
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PMID:  8228539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The electrophysiologic responses to intravenous adenosine observed in a patient with automatic atrial tachycardia are presented. Although the development of advanced AV block was not unexpected, prolongation of atrial cycle lengths before the abrupt termination of the arrhythmia, and the subsequent transient, but total, suppression of all electrical cardiac activity were. The atrial arrhythmia reappeared when adenosine effects dissipated. The current tendency to use intravenous adenosine as the drug of first choice in the acute management and diagnosis of paroxysmal supraventricular arrhythmias, despite its lack of superiority over verapamil, will probably result in many more reports of unexpected adverse effects following its use.
J I Martinez-Lopez; E Cortés
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0024-6921     ISO Abbreviation:  J La State Med Soc     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-01     Completed Date:  1993-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505618     Medline TA:  J La State Med Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dept of Medicine, in El Paso.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine / pharmacology,  therapeutic use*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*
Injections, Intravenous
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology
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