Table 2

Efficacy of Therapeutic Stages for Rapid Postoperative Automatic Junctional Tachycardia

TherapyEffective Trialsp ValueaEffective and Possibly Effective Trialsp Valuea
Digoxin (n = 31)7/31 (22%)9/31 (29%)
⇓catecholamines (n = 16)3/16 (19%)NS4/16 (25%)NS
Normothermia (n = 17)10/17 (59%)0.0113/17 (76%)0.002
AV synchrony (n = 18)5/18 (28%)NS10/18 (56%)NS
Class IB, II, IV (n = 10)0/10 (0%)NS2/10 (20%)NS
Procainamide (n = 9)2/9 (22%)NS5/9 (67%)0.04
Hypothermia (n = 38)12/38 (32%)NS22/38 (58%)0.02
Procainamide and hypothermia (n = 30)24/30 (80%)< 0.00129/30 (97%)< 0.001
  • a Compared with results with digoxin.