Lidocaine

  • Adam Schneeweiss
  • Gotthard Schettler
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 72)

Abstract

Lidocaine is the first drug of choice for acute suppression of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in all age groups, including elderly patients. Its use in elderly patients requires special caution, however.

Keywords

Placebo Toxicity Depression Hydrochloride Cardiomyopathy 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Schneeweiss
    • 1
  • Gotthard Schettler
    • 2
  1. 1.Geriatric Cardiology Research FoundationTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of HeidelbergGermany

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