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Ranolazine--treatment of ventricular tachycardia and symptomatic ventricular premature beats in ischemic cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  20345626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) are a frequent occurrence in the presence of ischemic heart disease. A very high PVC load can be symptomatic or occasionally result in a cardiomyopathy (CMP). Treatment options include pharmacologic agents and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA has been successful in treating PVCs in symptomatic patients or in the presence of unexplained CMP. Ranolazine is a piperazine derivative used for treating chronic stable angina. It also has antiarrhythmic properties. We report a patient with ischemic CMP, symptomatic PVCs, and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) despite attempts to control symptoms with two antiarrhythmic drugs. Initiation of ranolazine led to marked reduction in PVCs along with control of VT and symptoms.
Sudip Nanda; Vadim Levin; Matthew W Martinez; Ronald Freudenberger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e119-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
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