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Ivabradine for systolic heart failure

Meade, Courtney, M., PharmD; Clements, Jennifer, N., PharmD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: March 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 52–54
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000530305.69021.02
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ABSTRACT Ivabradine works in the sinoatrial node to prolong diastolic depolarization and reduce heart rate. In patients with chronic systolic heart failure, this drug has reduced the risk of hospitalization when used in combination with other optimal pharmacotherapy.

At the time this article was written, Courtney M. Meade was a student in the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, S.C. Jennifer N. Clements is associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mark E. Archambault, DHSc, PA-C, department editor

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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