Disease Information for Antiarrhythmic drugs

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Slow pulse/Bradycardia
Seizures
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QRS interval (ECG)
EKG/Widened QRS pattern (ECG)
EKG/Drug induced QT prolongation (ECG)
EKG/Non-specific ST-T Wave changes (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QT interval (ECG)
EKG/Prominent U Waves (ECG)
EKG/AV Nodal Block/Complete
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
X-RAY
Xray/Large heart shadow/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Cardiac arrhythmias
Convulsions (grand mal)
Death/Unanticipated
Drug induced Arrhythmias
Drug induced Neutropenia.
Drug induced Seizures
Granulocytopenia/Neutropenia
Heart block, complete
Sinus bradycardia
Torsades de pointes/ventricular tachycardia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Cardiology usage
DRUG/Cardiovascular meds (examples)
DRUG/Narrow range of safety (effect/toxic)
DRUG/Group term or type of medication
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Toxin
TOXIN/NOT Diagnosed on USUALToxic screens
Definition

Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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