Abstract In order to evaluate a possible antiarrhythmic action of L-carnitine (C) in ischemic heart disease, 30 patients (20 males, 10 females, average age 64 years +/- 11) with ischemic heart disease who at examination with 24-hour dynamic ECG showed extrasystolic ventricular multifocal arrhythmia with a mean hourly rate of > 300 were randomized into three groups, the first of which was given a daily oral dose of 6 g C in three divided doses; groups 2 and 3 were given propafenone (P), 900 mg daily in three divided doses. After one week, all patients were again submitted to 24-hour dynamic ECG after which treatment was continued for another week as follows: group 1 continued on C (6 g daily), group 2 continued on P (900 mg daily), group 3 continued on P (900 mg daily) plus C (6 g daily). At the end of the second week, a further 24-hour ECG was performed the results of which showed that L-carnitine can significantly reduce the antiarrhythmic activity of the ischemic myocardium. In addition, at the end of the second week, a further significant reduction of the number of premature beats compared to the first week was found in patients for whom L-carnitine had been added to propafenone treatment.
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|Titolo:||[The evaluation of the antiarrhythmic activity of L-carnitine and propafenone in ischemic cardiopathy].|
|Citazione:||Palazzuoli, V., Mondillo, S., Faglia, S., D'Aprile, N., Camporeale, A., & Gennari, C. (1993). [The evaluation of the antiarrhythmic activity of L-carnitine and propafenone in ischemic cardiopathy]. LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA, 142(2), 155-159.|
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