Short-acting beta-adrenergic blockade and the fetus: A case report

G. J. Gilson, K. J. Knieriem, J. F. Smith, L. Izquierdo, M. S. Chatterjee, L. B. Curet

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An infant was born to a woman who received intravenous esmolol for intrapartum supraventricular tachyarrhythmia. Despite the very short acting and cardioselective beta-1 adrenergic blockade induced by that agent, neonatal effects can occur up to 48 hours after delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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