Adenosine for Fast Heart Rates
How Well It Works
Adenosine can slow or stop a rapid heart rate if the problem is caused by an abnormal electrical pathway in the heart.Reference 1 Adenosine will not work if the fast heart rate has a different cause. Adenosine may only slow your heart rate for a short time if you also have Reference atrial fibrillation Opens New Window or atrial flutter.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology