Early and late proarrhythmia from antiarrhythmic drug therapy

  title={Early and late proarrhythmia from antiarrhythmic drug therapy},
  author={Joel Morganroth},
  journal={Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy},
  • J. Morganroth
  • Published 1 February 1992
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
SummaryAntiarrhythmic drug therapy is used with the hope of suppressing arrhythmias and therefore decreasing their associated symptoms or prolonging life. Unfortunately, many antiarrhythmic drugs have the opposite effect of exacerbating or provoking arrhythmias, a phenomenon that is termed proarrhythmia when such an event is specifically due to the drug in use. Early proarrhythmic events (within 30 days of initiation of drug use) have been reasonably well characterized and are predicted by… 

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