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The Study of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics as a Tool for Understanding Mechanisms of Antiarrhythmic Drug Action

  • D. M. Roden
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Abstract

Antiarrhythmic drugs have relatively narrow margins between the dosages required to produce efficacy and those which are associated with toxicity. Thus, a clear understanding of the mechanisms which determine drug delivery to active site(s) of action, as well as how drugs interact with target molecules at those site(s), may be an important tool to understand variability in response to antiarrhythmic drug therapy. Such understanding, in turn, may lead to an improved ability to predict patients at risk for serious adverse events, as well as to adjust doses to maximize efficacy.

Keywords

Sodium Channel Antiarrhythmic Drug Plasma Drug Concentration Antiarrhythmic Therapy Cardiac Sodium Channel 
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