Adenosine is a reliable agent to convert supraventricular tachycardia to regular sinus rhythm with few complications. Also, adenosine may be useful in the diagnosis of narrow and wide QRS complex tachycardias. Original research articles published predominantly in the last 10 years were reviewed. These articles examined the therapeutic and electrophysiologic effects of adenosine compounds and compared their actions to other antiarrhythmics.

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