anti-arrhythmic drugs


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anti-arrhythmic drugs

Drugs used to correct irregularity of the heart beat. They include DIGOXIN, VERAPAMIL, AMIODARONE, QUINIDINE, procainamide, LIGNOCAINE (lidocaine), flecainide and CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS.
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The company is also developing its anti-arrhythmic drug candidate, budiodarone, for the potential treatment of refractory atrial fibrillation, defined as those patients who have failed at least one first line therapy with anti-arrhythmic drugs or catheter ablation as well as ventricular tachycardia in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
Patient's weight was measured to allow dose calculations of anti-arrhythmic drugs per kilogram of weight.
The Medical Anti-Arrhythmic Treatment of Radiofrequency Ablation in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (MANTA-PAF) study enrolled patients at centers in Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Sweden with symptomatic paroxysmal AF who were aged 70 or younger and had no prior ablation or treatment with a class 1C or III anti-arrhythmic drug.
A noninvasive procedure that freezes and kills problem-causing heart tissue was nearly 10 times better at eliminating a potentially serious heart rhythm disorder than conventional anti-arrhythmic drugs, researchers said last week.
Novel therapeutic targets for anti-arrhythmic drugs.
These results highlight the need for newer anti-arrhythmic drugs able to successfully achieve rhythm and rate control as well as decrease clinical events.
Presently, anti-arrhythmic drugs are non-specific and may have significant side effects.
These substances, once their chemical structures are established, could become leads for the development of new anti-arrhythmic drugs.
This approach often requires multiple episodes of cardioversion and the chronic use of potentially toxic anti-arrhythmic drugs.
To increase the probability of maintenance of sinus rhythm we used anti-arrhythmic drugs in certain circumstances.
People who overdose on cocaine "should be treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs just as if they were heart attack patients," Hull asserts, "even if they don't appear to have symptoms.