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Cardiology pp 193-207 | Cite as

Clinical Efficiency and Side-Effects of Old and New Antiarrhythmic Drugs

  • Erik Sandϕe
  • Ellen Damgaard Andersen
  • Jens Damgaard Andersen
  • Bjarne Sigurd

Abstract

The number of antiarrhythmic drugs has increased greatly during the last three decades. From the triad of digitalis, quinidine and procainamide in 1951 to now a multitude of drugs. The purpose of the present paper is to assess the therapeutical potentials of this large armory of drugs. Focus will be on long-term prophylaxis of symptomatic paroxysmal tachycardia and fibrillation with a few comments on the treatment of ventricular extrasystole.

Keywords

Ventricular Tachycardia Antiarrhythmic Drug Holter Monitoring Ventricular Extrasystole Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Sandϕe
    • 1
  • Ellen Damgaard Andersen
    • 1
  • Jens Damgaard Andersen
    • 1
  • Bjarne Sigurd
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Department BRigshospitalet, CopenhagenDenmark

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