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      Effect of Antidysrhythmic Drugs on the Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Response to Treadmill Exercise

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Exercise test, Blood pressure, Procainamide, Disopyramide

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          The heart rate and blood pressure response to exercise are clinically important parameters evaluated during treadmill testing. These responses may be altered by cardiac drugs. We evaluated the effect of procainamide and disopyramide on the heart rate and blood pressure response to treadmill exercise in 9 healthy volunteers. Each subject performed one Bruce protocol treadmill test while on each of three treatments: placebo, procainamide 1.0 g t.i.d.; disopyramide 150mg t.i.d. The order of the treatments was randomized in a Latin square design. The study was conducted double-blind. The drugs slightly increased the resting heart rate, but had no significant effect on exercising heart rate or blood pressure. We conclude that the use of procainamide or disopyramide does not interfere with the interpretation of results of treadmill testing.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1982
          1982
          07 November 2008
          : 69
          : 6
          : 366-370
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tuscon, Ariz., USA
          Article
          173528 Cardiology 1982;69:366–370
          10.1159/000173528
          7159883
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation

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