Theophylline for the treatment of atrioventricular block after myocardial infarction.

  title={Theophylline for the treatment of atrioventricular block after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Barry D. Bertolet and Elzbieta B. McMurtrie and James A. Hill and Luiz Belardinelli},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={123 7},
Adenosine is known to cause bradyarrhythmias, such as atrioventricular conduction delay [1]. Substantial evidence from laboratory animals [2] affirms that endogenous adenosine may play a mechanistic role in bradyarrhythmias associated with myocardial ischemia, hypoxia, or both. Similarly, case reports [3-9] suggest that endogenous adenosine may cause clinically significant arrhythmias in patients during acute myocardial infarction, the sick sinus syndrome, cardiac arrest, or cardiac transplant… CONTINUE READING


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