J. GORDON BARROW, M.D.
Since an acute attack of paroxysmal auricular tachycardia may occasionally precipitate heart failure and even death if allowed to persist over long periods of time, it is desirable to terminate each attack as quickly as possible. The drug used should be non-toxic, rapid in its action, and certain in its effect. Unpleasant side effects are to be avoided if possible. Such drugs as quinidine and mecholyl which are commonly used in the treatment of this condition have the disadvantage of both unpleasant side effects and fairly frequent toxic manifestations, nor do they always stop the attack. It was because of
BARROW JG. TREATMENT OF PAROXYSMAL SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA WITH LANATOSIDE C1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:116–119. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-1-116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(1):116-119.
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