Efficacy of Alpha-Methyldopa in Ventricular Arrhythmias by Decrease of Sympathetic Activity

  • P. Brugger
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Identifying patients at increased risk of sudden death continues to be a key problem in contemporary cardiology. It has been recognized that certain types of ventricular premature beats (specifically, repetitive forms or runs of ventricular tachycardia) enhances the risk for sudden cardiac death [4, 27, 29] and that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and symptomatic ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation in their history, are especially prone to sudden death.

Key words

Alpha-methyldopa Ventricular arrhythmias Sympathetic activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Brugger
    • 1
  1. 1.Pensionsversicherungsanstalt der ArbeiterLandesstelle SalzburgAustria

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