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Esmolol hydrochloride is a short acting beta-one selective adrenergic receptor blocker with a distribution half-life of 2 minutes and an elimination half-life of 9 minutes.
The treatment strategy included an esmolol hydrochloride injection with a loading dose of 20 mg, which was intravenously injected within 1 min.