Esmolol in the treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias.

Infusion of esmolol, an ultra short acting beta-blocker was used in the acute management of 48 patients with supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Following acute control of the heart rate, patients received maintenance of esmolol infusion for 6 h when they were transferred to alternate oral antiarrhythmic agents. Prompt control of heart rate (mean +/- SD, 15… (More)