Albuterol and spacer-induced atrial fibrillation

Chest. 1990 Sep;98(3):762-3. doi: 10.1378/chest.98.3.762.


Albuterol used with a spacer device which induced atrial fibrillation is described. Inhaled sympathomimetics have been extensively studied for the treatment of asthma and have generally been found to be safe from cardiac arrhythmias. A review of the literature is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Albuterol / administration & dosage
  • Albuterol / adverse effects*
  • Asthma / drug therapy
  • Atrial Fibrillation / chemically induced*
  • Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nebulizers and Vaporizers


  • Albuterol