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Adenosine versus verapamil for the treatment of supra-ventricular tachycardia: Randomized comparative trail

  title={Adenosine versus verapamil for the treatment of supra-ventricular tachycardia: Randomized comparative trail},
  author={Rehan M. Riaz and Jeetendra Mishra and Safqat Hussain and Lok Mani Sinha},
Objective: To compare the relative effects of adenosine versus intravenous verapamil in the emergency treatment of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and to determine which is the most appropriate for the management of SVT. Patients and method: We performed a prospective comparative study in 180 patients from January 11, 2010 to June 20, 2010. Comparison was made between 90 SVT patients receiving Adenosine and another 90 SVT Patients receiving Verapamil. In Adenosine group, initially 6 mg… 



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    Zhonghua nei ke za zhi
  • 2003
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Comparison of efficacy of intravenous diltiazem and esmolol in terminating supraventricular tachycardia.

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The relative efficacy of adenosine versus verapamil for the treatment of stable paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in adults: a meta-analysis

  • B. DelaneyJ. LoyA. Kelly
  • Medicine
    European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
  • 2011
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Adenosine versus intravenous calcium channel antagonists for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia in adults.

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The prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias in the elderly and their impact on longevity has had a long and controversial history. Notably, almost any departure from the regular sinus rhythm affects the