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Int J Cardiol. 1992 Aug;36(2):234-5.

Are late potentials operative in arrhythmias following methylprednisolone pulse therapy.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.


We have evaluated 11 patients for the presence of late potentials in an attempt to investigate whether pulse methylprednisolone exerted its arrhythmogenic effect via this mechanism. All patients received pulse steroid therapy for their glomerulopathies. One of the patients developed bradycardia, no electrocardiographic abnormalities were present in the rest of these patients. Late potentials were not detected in any of the patients. Thus, in this preliminary study we have not been able to demonstrate that pulse steroid therapy plays a role in the genesis of late potentials.

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