Comparison of the efficacy and safety of esmolol, a short-acting beta blocker, with placebo in the treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. The Esmolol vs Placebo Multicenter Study Group.

Abstract

The efficacy and safety of esmolol, a short-acting intravenous beta-adrenergic-blocking agent, and placebo were compared in patients with supraventricular tachyarrhythmias (heart rate greater than 120 bpm) in a multicenter, double-blind, partial-crossover study. Seventy-one patients were randomized to receive either esmolol (n = 36) or placebo (n = 35) as… (More)

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