Safety and efficacy of patient preparation with intravenous esmolol before 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography.

@article{Degertekin2008SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of patient preparation with intravenous esmolol before 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography.},
  author={Muzaffer Degertekin and G{\"o}kmen Gemici and Zafer Kaya and Fatih Bayrak and Tahsin Guneysu and Deniz Sevinç and B{\"u}lent Mutlu and Semih Aytaçlar},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={33-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of heart rate reduction by intravenous esmolol in patients who are assigned for coronary angiography with 64-slice computed tomography (CT). METHODS Five hundred consecutive patients were prospectively analyzed. Patients with an initial heart rate less than 65 beats per minute (bpm) did not receive esmolol… CONTINUE READING