Table 1

 Ventricular rate at the different time points of the study for each patient in both treatment groups

Treatment group and patient no.AgeSexMinutes after administration of treatmentResult
025101520
Diltiazem
    165F145112105102102100Successful
    272F1509675687276Successful
    370M14094103908580Successful
    441M17810194939599Successful
    550M1508590929896Successful
    664M14610510810810898Successful
    770F192132120118117118Successful
    856F174170132136138124Unsuccessful
    969M1281071031009698Successful
    1067F1246874728072Successful
    1173F146112949810098Successful
    1263F16013210410810698Successful
    1360M1604313910810598Successful
    1447F170154142124116112Successful
    1531M1581451241209596Successful
    1666F162122120118116115Successful
    1750F186130126130140130Unsuccessful
    1882F16912110810410499Successful
    1968M14098969395103Successful
    2040F150105108928090Successful
    Mean156.4116.6108.2103.7102.4100
Metoprolol
    162M166148144135138142Unsuccessful
    266F161121120118116112Successful
    364M13210811010210493Successful
    482M124120106989498Successful
    565F1509210211210498Successful
    664F12410090969096Successful
    774F156140132130129115Successful
    876F138118108106110107Successful
    940F130128128126128122Unsuccessful
    1069M1411169810410498Successful
    1131F170120122122116118Successful
    1252M150150150130130128Unsuccessful
    1373M14012611410410898Successful
    1470M16012811411211098Successful
    1556M1689792888990Successful
    1660M142122119656568Successful
    1780F150108941069490Successful
    1870F160141144132126114Successful
    1975M198183190185163150Unsuccessful
    2052F180130140130128115Successful
    Mean152124.8120.8115112.3107.5