Mexiletine-quinidine in isolated hearts: an interaction involving the sodium channel.


Combination therapy with mexiletine and quinidine has been shown to be more effective than either monotherapy in treating patients with ventricular tachycardia. This enhanced efficacy was associated with prolongation of ventricular refractoriness and conduction time in the infarct zone. As sodium channel activity is a determinant of both conduction time and… (More)