Use of constant-infusion verapamil for the treatment of postoperative supraventricular tachycardia.

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The effects of constant-infusion verapamil were studied in ten postoperative ICU patients who developed supraventricular tachycardia (atrial fibrillation) with rapid ventricular response rates. A 5-mg iv bolus dose of verapamil was followed by a 5-mg/h infusion that continued for 8 h. Ventricular rates were significantly (p less than .005) reduced from a… (More)

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