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Antiarrhythmic (Overview)

Antiarrythmics treat or prevent the heart from going out of normal sinus rytm.


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What are the classes of antiarrhythmic medications?

What are the classes of antiarrhythmic medications?

I, II, III and IV: Class i is divided into ia, ib, and ic. These are sodium channel blockers. An example from this class would be propafenone. Class ii agents are beta-blockers (like metoprolol). Class iii are potassium channel blockers - for example, amiodarone. Class IV are calcium channel blockers, like diltiazem. ...Read more

Antiarrhythmic (Overview)

Antiarrythmics treat or prevent the heart from going out of normal sinus rytm.


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Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Therapeutic profile: The anti and proarrhythmic effects of bupivacaine have been studied (pubmed id 9605693). Similarly, the local anesthetic properties of class i arrhythmics (function through sodium channel blockade like local anesthetics) have been compared with Lidocaine and bupivacaine. Toxicity of bupivacaine must be understood in the context of complex cardiac effects. See pmid3408033 and tinyurl.Com/bjdzske. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Does sotalol has a lot of side effects?

Does sotalol has a lot of side effects?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more

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What are the classes of antiarrhythmic medications?

I, II, III and IV: Class i is divided into ia, ib, and ic. These are sodium channel blockers. An example from this class would be propafenone. Class ii agents are beta-blockers (like metoprolol). Class iii are potassium channel blockers - for example, amiodarone. Class IV are calcium channel blockers, like diltiazem. ...Read more

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Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Therapeutic profile: The anti and proarrhythmic effects of bupivacaine have been studied (pubmed id 9605693). Similarly, the local anesthetic properties of class i arrhythmics (function through sodium channel blockade like local anesthetics) have been compared with Lidocaine and bupivacaine. Toxicity of bupivacaine must be understood in the context of complex cardiac effects. See pmid3408033 and tinyurl.Com/bjdzske. ...Read more

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Would you take an antiarrhythmic drug to maintain normal sinus rhythm?

Maybe: It depends. It won't prolong life or prevent strokes, but it may improve the quality of life if atrial fibrillation is significantly bothersome. Cather ablation is another option if drugs don't work or have significant side effects. ...Read more

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How do class 1b antiarrhythmic drugs help in treating ventricular fibrillation?

How do class 1b antiarrhythmic drugs help in treating ventricular fibrillation?

Sodium Channels: Sodium channels are responsible for the action potential, the depolarization of the heart. These drugs decrease the excitability of the heart because they interfere with the sodium channels. So it will help against ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more

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