Any measure or medication that tends to suppress fibrillary arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation).
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Experimental studies have demonstrated that vagal stimulation has an antifibrillatory effect and has proven to be beneficial in animal models of heart failure [6, 7].
Although verapamil can have potent antifibrillatory effects in ischemia models [11, 22-25], presumably by decreasing myocardial ischemia, the instantaneous nature of VF in commotio cordis argues against ischemia as a cause of VF.
Fedida, "Vernakalant (RSD1235): a novel, atrial-selective antifibrillatory agent," Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, vol.
In this sense, more recently, experimental studies have demonstrated that vagal stimulation promoted an antifibrillatory effect and reduced mortality rate in animal models of HF [37, 38].
(53.) Haverkamp W, Hindricks G, Ketellar T, et al : Prophylactic antiarrhythmic and antifibrillatory effects of intravenous magnesium sulfate during myocardial ischemia Eur Heart J 9 : 228, 1988
He said one explanation for the conflicting findings could be that fish oil may have profibrillatory effects in healthy individuals but antifibrillatory effects in subjects with preexisting cardiovascular disease (CVD).