The Clinical Use of Ivabradine.

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The Clinical Use of Ivabradine.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Oct 03;70(14):1777-1784

Authors: Koruth JS, Lala A, Pinney S, Reddy VY, Dukkipati SR

The clinical use of ivabradine has and continues to evolve along channels that are predicated on its mechanism of action. It selectively inhibits the funny current (If) in sinoatrial nodal tissue, resulting in a decrease in the rate of diastolic depolarization and, consequently, the heart rate, a mechanism that is distinct from those of other negative chronotropic agents. Thus, it has been evaluated and is used in select patients with systolic heart failure and chronic stable angina without clinically significant adverse effects. Although not approved for other indications, ivabradine has also shown promise in the management of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Here, the authors review the mechanism of action of ivabradine and salient studies that have led to its current clinical indications and use.

PMID: 28958335 [PubMed - in process]

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