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Treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia with adenosine: implications for nursing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1629004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a frequently occurring arrhythmia. Currently, verapamil and manual vagal stimulation are the first-line interventions for PSVT. Although verapamil is widely used for the treatment of PSVT, it can result in hypotension and ventricular fibrillation if given to a patient with ventricular tachycardia. Because the differential diagnosis of broad QRS complex tachycardia is difficult, the development of a safer drug for the treatment of both narrow- and broad-complex tachycardia is extremely important. Adenosine is a promising new drug for the treatment of PSVT. Its use is reviewed in three presentations.
A L Severson; L T Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-14     Completed Date:  1992-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Nursing, Portland 97201.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine / pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / drug therapy*,  nursing
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / drug therapy*,  nursing
Verapamil / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
52-53-9/Verapamil; 58-61-7/Adenosine

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