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How can the antiarytmics work?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the anti-arrhythmic.
Different anti-arrhythmic drugs work differently, most however aim to affect the chemical balance of the heart tissues (sodium, potassium, and calcium levels inside and outside the cells). Some, affect the conduction properties of the electrical system of the heart while affecting the chemical balance.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the anti-arrhythmic.
Different anti-arrhythmic drugs work differently, most however aim to affect the chemical balance of the heart tissues (sodium, potassium, and calcium levels inside and outside the cells). Some, affect the conduction properties of the electrical system of the heart while affecting the chemical balance.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Different ways....

Different mechanisms.
Some affect sodium channels others may affect potassium channels in the heart cells. They change different aspects of electric impulse (known as action potential) and decrease the chances of developing electrical disarray (arrhythmia). A hard concept to explain in simple terms. Perhaps someone else can do better.

In brief: Different ways....

Different mechanisms.
Some affect sodium channels others may affect potassium channels in the heart cells. They change different aspects of electric impulse (known as action potential) and decrease the chances of developing electrical disarray (arrhythmia). A hard concept to explain in simple terms. Perhaps someone else can do better.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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