Mechanism of Action
- A naturally ocurring purine nucleoside that supresses the sinoatrial node, shortens phase 2 of the cardiomyocyte action potential and supresses AV nodal conduction through effects on potassium and calcium currents.
- Acute management of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
- Diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia
- Adverse Effects
- Bradyarrhythmias – bradycardia, heart block
- Chest pain