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Positive inotropic drugs and drugs used in dysrhythmias-17

Elsevier Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-59499-0.00017-9
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Cardiac Glycosides
  • Herbal Glycosides
  • Milrinone
  • Levosimendan
  • Adenosine And Analogues
  • Adenosine Receptor Agonists
  • Ajmaline
  • Amiodarone
  • Bepridil
  • Cibenzoline
  • Disopyramide
  • Dronedarone
  • Flecainide
  • Mexiletine
  • Propafenone


Abstract This review of the 2010 publications on positive inotropic drugs and drugs used in dysrhythmias covers cardiac glycosides, herbal glycosides, and other positive inotropic drugs (milrinone and levosimendan), adenosine and analogues, adenosine receptor agonists, ajmaline, amiodarone, bepridil, cibenzoline, disopyramide, dronedarone, flecainide, mexiletine, and propafenone. Highlights include interactions of digoxin with diuretics, macrolide antibiotics, and metoclopramide; reports of self-poisoning with plants containing cardiac glycosides; and a brief review of different types of respiratory adverse reactions to amiodarone.

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