Flashcards in test 2 Deck (8)
drug of choice, acute new onset A-fib with RVR
also one of the drugs offer WPW
Atrial ventricular with tachy arrhythmias drug of choice
Anti- arrhythmic 4 main classes
B Blockers - class 2
Amiodarone and sotalol - class 3
CCBs - class 4 (diltiazem,
higher risk of QT prolongation is seen more commonly in what anti-arrhythmic class
Class 3 are anti-arrhythmics but are kind of a mixed class as they have what other properties
esmolol is given how?
continuous IV drip
you can give little boluses but it has a short have life and has to be titrated to desired effect
Esmolol and other B Blockers are used in heart failure why?
because they protect against sudden cardiac death and help with remodeling
class 4 does not offer either benefit