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Title: Enlarged effects of adenosine in a septic patient with multiple myeloma and atrial flutter
Author(s): DIERKES, Stefan , HENNERSDORF, Marcus G. , PERINGS, Christian , STRAUER, Bodo E.
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 58 Issue: 4 Date: August 2003
We report the history of a 60-year-old patient with a multiple myeloma and staphylococcus aureus associated sepsis to whom adenosine in a dose of 6 mg was administered, when a regular, narrow QRS complex tachycardia at a heart rate of 120 beats/minute started. Adenosine led to a complete AV-block and revealed atrial flutter. Atrial flutter waves persisted for about 15 seconds and were followed by atrial and ventricular asystole for about 20 seconds. Repeated nonsustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardias followed and after about 90 seconds sinus rhythm was restored.