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Besides procainamide what substitutions are available?

Besides procainamide what substitutions are available?

Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more

Dr. Raymond Yung
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Procainamide (Definition)

Procainamide hydrochloride is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more


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How does a procainamide challenge?

How does  a procainamide challenge?

Reveals Arrhythmia : Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myocardial cells. So if you are given a bolus of this drug, it has the ability to increase the detection rate of an arrhythmia without losing predictive value. Meaning if it can produce an arrhythmia you may have a condition that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What is a procainamide challenge testing for?

What is a procainamide challenge testing for?

Reveals Arrhythmia : Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myocardial cells. So if you are given a bolus of this drug, it has the ability to increase the detection rate of an arrhythmia without losing predictive value. Meaning if it can produce an arrhythmia you may have a condition that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What are alternative medications to procainamide?

Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a procainamide measurement?

Why would a person  need a procainamide measurement?

Certain medications: Effect can be indirectly measured by the Procainamide measurements. Other things may be to measure for procainamide's levels in the body, especially if ther is concern that there is too much. ...Read more

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Besides procainamide what substitutions are available?

Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more

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What is use of pronestyl (procainamide)?

What is use of pronestyl (procainamide)?

Arrhythmias: Pronestly is a sodium channel blocker used in the treatment of heart arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What class of anti-arrhythmic is the drug procainamide?

What class of anti-arrhythmic is the drug procainamide?

Class 1A: Procainamide is a Class 1A Antiarrythmic. It is used in patients with certain arrhythmia problems and is part of the ACLS/PALS protocols. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.

What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.

This syndrome: is so rare that there is insufficient data to answer your question. If the test you mention is done in a modern , hospital based electrophysiology unit..the risks are MINIMAL..and a lot less than the risks of UNTREATED BRUGADA syndrome!!!! My opinion only Hope it helps! DR Z ...Read more