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[The use of verapamil in paediatric cardiology]

BUZÁS Emil1

FEBRUARY 24, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(02)

[Experience with verapamil, a calcium antagonist drug, in three disorders of paediatric cardiology has been described. The differences concerning the clinical features and drug effect between children, adolescents and adults are underlined. Most of the attention has been paid to paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia since verapamil is very effective in this dangerous type of attack. The author's own experience based on one county's material confirms its decisive role. The use of verapamil in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arterial hypertension is also discussed. In addition, suggestions are made for the use of verapamil in perinatology. ]

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  1. Vas megyei "Markusovszky" Kórház-Rendelőintézet, Szombathely, Gyermekosztály keretében működő Gyermekkardiológiai Egység

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