Efficacy of ranolazine for rhythm control in an elderly patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

E. Santillo, M. Migale, D. Postacchini, L. Fallavollita, L. Marini, F. Balestrini

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Abstract

We report the case of an elderly woman with coronary heart disease and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. It could be hypothesized that the predisposing anatomic substrate for arrhythmogenesis in this patient derived from both age-related left atrial dilation and coexistent ischaemic heart disease. Unfortunately the usual antiarrhythmic therapy was unsafe or not feasible for this subject. Ranolazine 750 mg twice daily completely suppressed atrial fibrillation recurrences.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Elderly
  • Ranolazine
  • Rhythm control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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