Comparison of the chronic and acute effects of amiodarone on the calcium and potassium currents in rabbit isolated cardiac myocytes.

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1. The acute and chronic effects of amiodarone were studied on the transmembrane ionic currents in rabbit single ventricular myocytes at 35 degrees C by applying the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. 2. Acute exposure to 1 and 5 microM amiodarone significantly reduced the amplitude (-53.9 +/- 3.9%, n = 5 and -64.0 +/- 2.0%, n = 3, P < 0… (More)

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