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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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.
Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic drug widely used for the treatment of supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias and in the management of severe congestive heart failure.
The antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone is associated with an increased risk of cancer, but the effect is significant only in men or at higher doses, according to a Taiwanese population-based cohort study.
Multiple ectopic beats that are causing palpitations, or that occur after a myocardial infarction, can be treated with an antiarrhythmic drug.
For patients with low risk, dronedarone provides the only antiarrhythmic drug with a large safety database to prove reasonable safety," he added.
Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic drug approved for controlling life-threatening recurrent ventricular arrhythmias, is marketed as Cordarone and Pacerone.
Several randomized trials, largely in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction or in patients with documented lethal arrhythmias, showed beyond doubt that the ICD is superior to antiarrhythmic drug therapy in preventing sudden death, although a number of trials showed no effect.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the appropriate regulatory pathway for filing a marketing application of ATPace(TM) as an antiarrhythmic drug for the acute termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).
Randomized comparison of antiarrhythmic drug therapy with implantable defibrillators in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest: the Cardiac Arrest Study Hamburg (CASH).
Similarly, gene screening will allow antiarrhythmic drug treatment to begin before a cardiac event occurs.