Antiarrhythmic Drug Management

  • Henry H. Hsia
  • Kelly Matsuda


Understand the basic cellular electrophysiology. Know the classification of antiarrhythmic drugs and their electrophysiologic effects. Understand the potential mechanisms of clinically relevant arrhythmias. Identify potential pharmacologic target sites based on arrhythmia mechanisms. Know the side effect profiles of antiarrhythmic drugs. Develop a logical approach in the selection of a specific antiarrhythmic drug.


Atrial Fibrillation Antiarrhythmic Drug Refractory Period Action Potential Duration Antiarrhythmic Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry H. Hsia
    • 1
  • Kelly Matsuda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of PharmacyStanford Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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