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October 31, 1977

Effect of Clonidine on Atrioventricular Conduction

JAMA. 1977;238(18):1930-1932. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280190032022

Clonidine hydrochloride may be a factor in producing a high-grade atrioventricular block. Therefore, careful follow-up with repeated ECG monitoring seems to be indicated when clonidine is given to a patient with suspected cardiac conduction disease, especially if the patient is concurrently receiving digitalis therapy.

(JAMA 238:1930-1932, 1977)