antiarrhythmic drugs


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antiarrhythmic drugs

Used to improve the regularity of the heartbeat.
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ORLANDO -- A single session of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation backed up by antiarrhythmic drug therapy proved markedly more effective than antiarrhythmic drugs alone at preventing atrial arrhythmia recurrences in the first-ever randomized multicenter trial of this percutaneous therapy.
Some antiarrhythmic drugs may actually raise your risk of having an arrhythmia, so these medications must be prescribed and used with great care.
Antiarrhythmic drugs, which restore sinus rhythm, have side effects and work for only about half of patients for preventing Afib recurrences.
Appendices include information on when to test, a guide to antiarrhythmic drugs, choosing monitor leads, and selected references.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anyone who thinks antiarrhythmic drugs are becoming obsolete for atrial fibrillation is way off base, despite the current enthusiasms for rate control on the one hand and catheter ablation of the arrhythmia on the other, Dr.
Owing to the launch and uptake of several novel oral anticoagulants as well as safe and effective antiarrhythmic drugs, the atrial fibrillation drug market will experience significant growth, increasing from $844 million in 2009 to $6.
Summaries of three separate series of 364 cryoablation patients show that 93% of pulmonary veins were isolated, and 74% of patients were in sinus rhythm in 1-year follow-up without antiarrhythmic drugs.
Antiarrhythmic drugs are necessary to restore normal heart (sinus) rhythm, but they have side effects ranging from dangerous arrhythmias in the heart's lower chambers (ventricles) to an increased risk of death.
Can prolong the QTc interval, so should not be used in patients who have congenital prolongation of the QTc interval, who are on class IA or class III antiarrhythmic drugs, or who have an ongoing proarrhythmic condition.
These results add to a growing body of literature demonstrating that catheter ablation improves quality of life more than antiarrhythmic drugs in appropriately selected patients.
It is important for patients to realize that antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD's) like sotalol are only useful for controlling symptoms.