antiarrhythmic drugs


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antiarrhythmic drugs

Used to improve the regularity of the heartbeat.
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Almost all other Class III antiarrhythmic drugs only block the rapid potassium channels.
List of Different Types of Antiarrhythmic Drugs II-10
The new agents differ from the approved antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation (AF)--such as dofetilide--which also affect ventricular rhythms and cause adverse effects.
CHICAGO -- Interim results from a study conducted in patients with atrial fibrillation demonstrated that a port access, paracardioscopic Ex-Maze procedure produced favorable outcomes and allowed patients to discontinue antiarrhythmic drugs.
Section Two addresses safety pharmacology, including the concept of "repolarization reserve," safety challenges, and regulatory issues for the development of novel antiarrhythmic drugs.
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.
The trial was terminated early, after data on 110 out of a planned 160 patients showed significant benefits from the postprocedure antiarrhythmic drugs.
At 2 years of follow-up, 64% of the overall group was free of recurrent AF and off all antiarrhythmic drugs, while 73% were without recurrent AF with or without antiarrhythmic agents.
Appendices include information on when to test, a guide to antiarrhythmic drugs, choosing monitor leads, and selected references.
That's why CABANA employs ablation as state-of-the-art rhythm control therapy in a showdown against rate control and antiarrhythmic drugs, explained Dr.
Its 14 chapters cover epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, electrophysiological mechanisms relating to pharmacological therapy of atria fibrillation, lessons learned from preclinical models, rate control versus maintenance of sinus rhythm, strategies for rate control, anticoagulation, cardioversion, pharmacological cardioversion of atrial fibrillation, maintenance of normal sinus rhythm with antiarrhythmic drugs, device therapy, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, and treatment of atrial fibrillation in the recent past and future.
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.