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      Antiarrhythmic Effect of Tiapamil in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

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          The efficacy of intravenously administered tiapamil in treating premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) in the acute phase of acute myocardial infarction was evaluated in 20 patients using 24-hour continuous ECG monitoring (Holier). All patients presented frequent and/or complex ventricular arrhythmias (Lown classification II-V). Tiapamil reduced the number of PVCs to a statistically highly significant degree (p < 0.01), i.e. 82-85% in the 4th hour of treatment. The number of PVCs increased again after therapy was discontinued. Where supraventricular ectopic beats were present in addition to PVCs, tiapamil reduced them by 93% in the 3rd and 4th hours of treatment. These results suggest that tiapamil could be an effective antiarrhythmic agent in acute myocardial infarction.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-3588-5
          978-3-318-01756-4
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1982
          1982
          07 November 2008
          : 69
          : Suppl 1
          : 172-180
          Affiliations
          Argerich Hospital and Guemes Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina
          Article
          173552 Cardiology 1982;69:172–180
          10.1159/000173552
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 9
          Categories
          Antiarrhythmic Property

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