antiarrhythmic


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antiarrhythmic

[‚an·tē‚ā′rith·mik]
(medicine)
An agent that prevents or alleviates cardiac arrhythmia.
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It was well known that ouabain is a widely used agent to screen and evaluate antiarrhythmic drugs all over the world.
It's "very impressive that in these pa-dents who for the first time have atrial fibrillation, they can do better with a strategy of ablation as a first-line therapy, compared to antiarrhythmic drugs.
Amiodarone is a preferred antiarrhythmic because it has fewer proarrhythmic effects than other agents.
On occasion, apparently minor variations in gene sequences may combine with drugs, even certain antiarrhythmic drugs (e.
Compared with the first edition of 1999, the most noticeable change is the addition of two new chapters: Anticonvulsant and Antiarrhythmic Drugs and Neuroleptic (Antipsychotic) Drugs.
The man complained of not feeling well, but the doctor in charge continued to inject the second antiarrhythmic drug and the man lost consciousness after suffering a spasm, the suit said.
In contrast, current clinical practice is generally to reserve ablation therapy for patients who have failed at least one antiarrhythmic drug, Dr.
Drug Indication Therapeutic range Acetaminophen Analgesic 5-20 mcg/mL Amikacin Antimicrobial Peak: 15-30 mcg/mL Trough: < 10 mcg/mL Amiodarone Antiarrhythmic 0.
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.