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disopyramide (Norpace)
Antidysrhythmic group 1a
given to treat a variety of ventricular and atrial arrhythmia, APC, PVC, VTach
procainamide hydrochloride (Procam, Pronesty)
Antidysrhythmic group 1a
Given to treat a variety of ventricular and atrial arrhythmia, APC, PVC, VTach
lidocaine (Xylocaine)
Antidysrhythmic group 1b
Minimizes depression of depolarization
Treats ventricular dysrhythmia
mexiletine hydrochloride (Mexitil)
Antidysrhythmic group 1b
Minimized depression of depolarization
Treats ventricular dysrhythmia
flecainide acetate (Tambocor)
Antidysrhythmic group 1c
Marked depression of depolarization
Treats atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias
propafenone (Rhythmol)
Antidysrhythmic group 1c
Marked depression of depolarization
Treats atrial and ventricular dysrhythmia
acebutolol (Sectrol)
Antidysrhythmic group II
Beta-blockers
Decreases automaticity and conduction
Treats atrial and ventriuclar dysrhythmias
atenolol (Ternomin)
Antidysrhythmic group II
Beta-blockers
Decreases automaticity and conduction
Treats atrial and ventriuclar dysrhythmias
metoprolol (Lopressor)
Antidysrhythmic group II
Beta-blockers
Decreases automaticity and conduction
Treats atrial and ventriuclar dysrhythmias
sotalol (Betapace)
Antidysrhythmic group II
Beta-blockers
Decreases automaticity and conduction
Treats atrial and ventriuclar dysrhythmias
amiodarone (Cordarone)
Antidysrhythmic Group III
Potassium Channel Blocker
Prolongs repolarization
Prevents and treats ventricular and atrial dysrhythmia (especially in patients with ventricular dysfunction)
sotalol (Betapace)
Antidysrhythmic Group III
Potassium Channel Blocker
Prolongs repolarization
Prevents and treats ventricular and atrial dysrhythmia (especially in patients with ventricular dysfunction)
dofetilide (Tikosyn)
Antidysrhythmic Group III
Potassium Channel Blocker
Prolongs repolarization
Prevents and treats ventricular and atrial dysrhythmia (especially in patients with ventricular dysfunction)
ibutilide (Corvert)
Antidysrhythmic Group III
Potassium Channel Blocker
Prolongs repolarization
Prevents and treats ventricular and atrial dysrhythmia (especially in patients with ventricular dysfunction)
verapamil (Calan, Isoptin)
Antidysrhythmic Group IV
Calcium Channel Blocker
Blocks calcium channel
Treats and prevents paroxysmal atrial dysrhythmias
diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac)
Antidysrhythmic Group IV
Calcium Channel Blocker
Blocks calcium channel
Treats and prevents paroxysmal atrial dysrhythmias

Monitor HR, R-R interval
Monitor BP closely
Monitor s/sx of HF
digitalis
Cardiac glycoside
Increase force of myocardial contraction.
Slows conduction
Improves contractility
Increase LV output
Tx for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, paoxysmal atrial tachycardia
Risk for digitalis toxicity (monitor change in ECG, HR)
Monitor apical pulse, if<60, hold medication
Increase risk for falls in the elderly
digoxin (Lanoxin)
Cardiac glycoside
Increase force of myocardial contraction.
Slows conduction
Improves contractility
Increase LV output
Tx for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, paoxysmal atrial tachycardia
Risk for digitalis toxicity (monitor change in ECG, HR)
Monitor apical pulse, if<60, hold medication
Increase risk for falls in the elderly
milrinone lactate (Primacor)
Cardiac glycoside
Increase force of myocardial contraction.
Slows conduction
Improves contractility
Increase LV output
Tx for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, paoxysmal atrial tachycardia
Monitor HR and BP continuously, if BP drops excessively, discontinue meds
Monitor I/O
Assess for signs of CHF
nesiritide (Natrecor)
Cardiac glycoside
Increase force of myocardial contraction.
Slows conduction
Improves contractility
Increase LV output
Tx for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, paoxysmal atrial tachycardia
Monitor BP, pulse, ECG, respiratory rate
May cause hypotension, if occurs, reduce dose or d/c
Monitor I/O and daily weight
Assess for signs of CHF
atropine sulfate
Bradycardiac Dysrhythmia
Given to treat sinus bradycardia and heart block
Increases cardiac output with significantly increase HR
isoproternaol (Isuprel)
Bradycardiac Dysrhythmia
Given to treat sinus bradycardia and heart block
Increases cardiac output with significantly increase HR
dopamine HCL
Bradycardiac Dysrhythmia
Given to treat sinus bradycardia and heart block
Increases cardiac output with significantly increase HR
dobutamine HCL
Bradycardiac Dysrhythmia
Given to treat sinus bradycardia and heart block
Increases cardiac output with significantly increase HR
epinephrine
Bradycardiac Dysrhythmia
Given to treat sinus bradycardia and heart block
Increases cardiac output with significantly increase HR