antiarrhythmic drug

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Noun1.antiarrhythmic drug - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythmantiarrhythmic drug - 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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In the absence of contraindications (such as QT lengthening or polymorphic ventricular tachycardia), amiodarone is generally the antiarrhythmic drug of choice and has been validated in numerous clinical trials.
Blomstrom-Lundqvist inferred that the significantly better improvement in quality of life seen with ablation, compared with drug treatment, occurred because the ablated patients all came off antiarrhythmic drug treatment.
Patients received an implantable cardiac monitor for a two month run-in period, then were randomised to ablation with pulmonary vein isolation or antiarrhythmic drug therapy with adequate dosages according to guidelines.
NASDAQ: CRME) (TSX: COM) has received a response from the US Food and Drug Administration regarding the regulatory path for Brinavess (vernakalant hydrochloride, IV), its antiarrhythmic drug for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation, the company said.
Multiple clinical trials have established the superiority of CA over antiarrhythmic drug therapy (AAD) for the maintenance of sinus rhythm and improvement of quality of life.
Quinidine, a Class la antiarrhythmic drug with Ito and IKr blocker effects, has been shown to prevent induction of VF and suppress spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias in a clinical setting.
It's notable that antiarrhythmic drug development has almost been stopped because the drugs don't work, with the possible exception of amiodarone, which requires an individualized risk/benefit assessment," according to Dr.
Various therapeutic options are available to treat patients with AF, and most patients will receive some form of antithrombotic therapy, a heart rate control agent, and potentially, an antiarrhythmic drug for rhythm control.
Flecainide acetate is an antiarrhythmic drug indicated for use in patients without structural heart disease for the prevention of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, including atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia and other supraventricular tachycardias of unspecified mechanism associated with disabling symptoms as well as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter associated with disabling symptoms.
Amiodarone was temporarily stopped and it was substituted by Sotalol at a dose of 80mg BD (class II antiarrhythmic drug with also class III actions) on consultation with Cardiologist.
Antiarrhythmic drug options include amiodarone, dofetilide, dronedarone, flecainide, propafenone and sotalol.