Vesnarinone prolongs action potential duration without reverse frequency dependence in rabbit ventricular muscle by blocking the delayed rectifier K+ current.


BACKGROUND Methanesulfonanilide derivatives, selective inhibitors of the rapidly activating component (I(Kr)) of the delayed rectifier potassium current (I(K)), prolong action potential duration (APD) of cardiac muscles with reverse frequency dependence, which limits their clinical use because of proarrhythmia. Vesnarinone, a quinolinone derivative… (More)


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