The Use of Timolol in Reducing the Incidence of Supraventricular Arrhythmias After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • R. J. Vecht
  • J. Ikwueke
  • E. P. Nicolaides
  • C. Liassides
  • J. Cleary
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Abstract

A review of 13 publications dealing with the development of supraventricular arrhythmias after coronary artery bypass graft yielded a mean overall incidence of 27.5% (Table 1) [1–12]. In the U.S.A. some 100000 such operations are performed yearly [13] and something on the order of 30000 patients develop this postoperative complication. These arrhythmias often require cardioversion and invariably drug therapy. They can cause a drop in arterial pressure which could have deleterious effects on graft haemodynamics and subsequent long-term patency.

Keywords

Placebo Cardiol Propranolol Digoxin Timolol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Vecht
  • J. Ikwueke
  • E. P. Nicolaides
  • C. Liassides
  • J. Cleary

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