Atrial fibrillation following methylprednisolone pulse therapy

  title={Atrial fibrillation following methylprednisolone pulse therapy},
  author={Norishi Ueda and Tetsushi Yoshikawa and Masaru Chihara and Shinji Kawaguchi and Yukihiko Niinomi and Takehiko Yasaki},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Two children, one with renal manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus and the other with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, were treated with methylprednisolone pulses. Neither had previous evidence of underlying cardiac disease. Within 24 h of pulse therapy, they complained of palpitations and developed atrial fibrillation which reversed spontaneously or after anti-arrhythmic therapy. Subsequent serial electro-and echocardiograms were normal. We propose that the arrhythmias were a… CONTINUE READING
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