A Preclinical Study of EO-122, a New Lidocine-Like Antiarrhythmic Drug
- Min-I-Jet Lignocaine. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p366
This article focuses on Min-I-Jet Lignocaine, a proprietary, prescription-only preparation of the local anaesthetic lidocaine hydrochloride that can be used as an anti-arrhythmic drug to treat irregularities in the heartbeat, especially after a heart attack and is available in a form for injection.
- Intravenous Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Newer Aspects of Therapy. Abbott, Joseph A. // Angiology;Apr1982, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p251
Discusses aspects of therapy for tachyarrhythmias. Clinical relevance of experimental antiarrhythmic drugs that may be infused intravenously; Purposes of using intravenous antiarrhythmic drugs; Prevention of potentially fatal arrhythmia.
- Lidocaine may block an ATP-dependent K+ channel. Dale, David C.; Federman, Daniel D. // Cortlandt Forum;12/20/97, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p20
Reports that class IB antiarrhythmic drugs are less powerful sodium ion (Na+) channel blockers than class IA drugs. Reason why class IB agents are less powerful.
- Searching for the Ideal Class III Antiarrhythmic Agent: How Pure Should They Be? Singh, Bramah N. // Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Dec1997, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p239
The article discusses the search for the ideal Class III antiarrhythmic agent. While methods to control cardiac arrhythmias reportedly evolve rapidly with radiofrequency catheter ablation and implantable devices as the biggest advances, progress has been moderate with finding newer drugs. The...
- Update on Atrial Fibrillation: Restoration of Sinus Rhythm or Ventricular Rate Control? Yi-Gang Li; Hohnloser, Stefan H. // Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Jun1998, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p185
The article discusses therapeutic alternatives for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. It summarizes the present knowledge on this clinical problem with particular emphasis on issues such as efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs to prevent recurrent atrial fibrillation, proarrhythmic...
- Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: Focus on Atrial Selectivity and Safety. Li, D.; Sun, H.; Levesque, P. // Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p64
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a highly prevalent arrhythmia and responsible for significant morbidity, mortality and health care cost. The prevalence of AF is expected to increase markedly with the aging population. The use of conventional antiarrhythmic agents has been limited by potentially...
- Rythmodan Retard. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p483
The article presents information on rhythmodan retard, a proprietary, prescription-only preparation of the anti-arrhythmic disopyramide. It is available as modified-release tablets.
- Atrial Fibrillation: The Rate or Rhythm Controversy. Singh, Bramah N. // Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Jun2005, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p81
Explores studies on rhythm controversy in atrial fibrillation. Direction of an increase in mortality in the subset of patients randomized to sinus rhythm; Results of a placebo-controlled trial of restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm; Properties of sotalol and amiodarone as atrial...
- tocainide. // Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 10th edition;2007, p1157
This article presents a nurse's guide to the antiarrhytmic agent tocainide. Tocainide is indicated for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, including multifocal and unifocal premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia. Tocainide works by suppressing...