antiarrhythmic medication

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Related to antiarrhythmic medication: Antiarrhythmic drugs, amiodarone, Sotalol
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Noun1.antiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythmantiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
amiodarone, Cordarone - an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
encainide, Enkaid - antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Enkaid) used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias but increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
flecainide, Tambocor - oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
mexiletine, Mexitil - antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
Quinidex, quinidine, Quinora - cardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias
tocainide, Tonocard - antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Tonocard) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias when less dangerous drugs have failed
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23) Sotolol is a beta blocker as well as an antiarrhythmic medication.
12%), and to be on an antiarrhythmic medication (5% vs.
No specific antiarrhythmic medication has been recommended in the guidelines for HCM in particular.
For instance, a 100-dose supply of the 200-milligram version of the antiarrhythmic medication Amiodarone--one of 10 of the most common drugs in the intercepted shipment--cost $116.
The study included 101 patients, all of whom had AF with disabling associated symptoms and had previously failed medical management with a class I or class III antiarrhythmic medication.
Significant arrhythmias were defined as atrial fibrillation lasting longer than 24 hours, arrhythmias requiring initiating or changing antiarrhythmic medication, or arrhythmia-related hospitalizations or electrical cardioversions.
Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic medication used for ventricular tachyarrhythmias, or fast forms of irregular heartbeat.
When the first line of therapy for the treatment of paroxysmal AF using antiarrhythmic medication is ineffective, RF ablation is currently recommended as a second line of therapy for long-term cardiac arrhythmia control.
As a result, concern shifted from congestive heart failure to side-effects or reactions to the antiarrhythmic medication.
At six-months of follow-up over 90% of the patients were in sinus rhythm and only five of these patients were using antiarrhythmic medication.
I am pleased that the favorable results of this study show that in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation, treatment with vernakalant IV was associated with more rapid conversion to normal sinus rhythm than propafenone or flecainide, both of which are frequently prescribed antiarrhythmic medications," stated William Hunter, M.