Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1988 Aug;36(4):206-7.

Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias after coronary bypass surgery--a double blind randomized trial of prophylactic low dose propranolol.

Author information

  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.

Abstract

In the present study 75 patients were double blind randomized either to receive 10 mg propranolol orally 4 times a day (35 patients) or a placebo (40 patients). Episodes of clinically important supraventricular tachyarrhythmias were recorded in the first 4 postoperative days. They appeared in 5 of 35 patients receiving propranolol and in 5 of 40 patients receiving placebo (no statistically significant difference). In conclusion this study indicates the need for further evaluation to clarify if low-dose propranolol or any other drug is effective in reducing the frequency of SVT in the early postoperative period after coronary artery bypass surgery.

PMID:
2903581
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk