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      Usefulness and safety of bepridil in converting persistent atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm

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      The American Journal of Cardiology

      Elsevier BV

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          Abstract

          The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of bepridil (a multichannel blocker including several potassium channels) for conversion of long-lasting atrial fibrillation (AF). Bepridil restored sinus rhythm alone or in combination with aprindine in 69% of 32 patients with persistent AF lasting > or = 3 months. The time to conversion after starting bepridil was 30 +/- 12 days. An increase in fibrillation cycle length with bepridil was greater in responders (31 +/- 10%), but an increase in QTc did not differ between responders and nonresponders. Bepridil is effective and safe for terminating long-lasting persistent AF.

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          Journal
          The American Journal of Cardiology
          The American Journal of Cardiology
          Elsevier BV
          00029149
          August 2003
          August 2003
          : 92
          : 4
          : 472-475
          Article
          10.1016/S0002-9149(03)00672-6
          12914884
          © 2003

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