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Nifekalant hydrochloride terminated electrical storms after coronary surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20417798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An "electrical storm" is a life-threatening condition defined as a recurrent attack of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The current report is a case study of a patient who had electrical storms developing unexpectedly after undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. The electrical storms were terminated dramatically by the administration of nifekalant hydrochloride. We suggest that nifekalant hydrochloride has great therapeutic potential for the suppression of intractable ventricular tachyarrhythmias refractory to amiodarone.
Kazuhiro Kurisu; Manabu Hisahara; Hirofumi Onitsuka; Masatoshi Sekiya; Masaki Ikeuchi; Toshiyuki Kozai; Yoshitoshi Urabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1637-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine, Kitakyushu Municipal Medical Center, Kitakyushu, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / administration & dosage
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*,  methods
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Infusions, Intravenous
Myocardial Infarction / radiography,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  drug therapy
Pyrimidinones / administration & dosage*
Severity of Illness Index
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 0/Pyrimidinones; 130656-51-8/MS 551

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