Cardiac side effects of long-acting beta-2 agonist salmeterol in asthmatic children.


BACKGROUND Salmeterol is a new long-acting beta 2 selective adrenoreceptor agonist. There are some reports about the cardiac side-effects of salmeterol in asthmatic adults. The aim of this study was to determine the cardiac side effects of salmeterol in children. METHODS Seventeen children with moderate asthma (aged between 6 and 13 years, mean 8.76 years… (More)