Excretion in the urine is an important pathway for the elimination of nifekalant hydrochloride (NIF), a novel class III antiarrhythmic agent. Three patients with renal failure were undergoing hemodialysis and receiving NIF for the prevention of ischemia-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Because NIF is not dialyzed, dose adjustment at relatively low concentrations was required, with monitoring of the QT interval.
- Antiarrhythmic agents
- Ventricular tachyarrhythmia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine