Drug interactions with an antiarrhythmic agent

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Abstract

Patients who have cardiac arrhythmias are also likely to have coexistent cardiovascular disease, such as ischemic heart disease, hypertension, or congestive heart failure. Such patients often take other cardiovascular drugs in addition to antiarrhythmic drugs to treat these problems. Because cardiac arrhythmias more commonly occur in the elderly, patients who take antiarrhythmic drugs are likely to be taking one or more noncardiovascular drugs as well. Thus, the risk of drug-drug interactions in this population is potentially great. This articlefocuses on the potentially drug-drug interactions that may occur with the broad-spectrum antiarrhythmic agent procainamide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalGeriatric Medicine Today
Volume9
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990

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Drug Interactions
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Procainamide
Cardiovascular Agents
Myocardial Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Failure
Hypertension
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Drug interactions with an antiarrhythmic agent. / Hilleman, Daniel E.

In: Geriatric Medicine Today, Vol. 9, No. 5, 1990, p. 53-60.

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