Asthma, cardiac arrhythmias, and albuterol aerosol.

  title={Asthma, cardiac arrhythmias, and albuterol aerosol.},
  author={Nelson Martelli and Alejandro C. Raimondi and Julio O Lazzari},
  volume={89 2},
Twenty asthmatic patients clinically free of heart disease were studied for the possible arrhythmogenic action of albuterol (salbutamol). Two puffs of either albuterol or placebo were inhaled four times per day on two consecutive days and continuous ECG recordings obtained during each 24-hour period. Sixteen patients had atrial extrasystoles, four with albuterol, one with placebo, and 11 with both drugs. The extrasystoles/hour were 6.55 (23.75 SD) with albuterol and 8.37 (33.82) with placebo, a… CONTINUE READING


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