The aim of this study was to determine whether a therapeutic response to Class III antiarrhythmic drugs is related to predictable changes in repolarization on the electrocardiogram (ECG). A group of 57 patients with ischemic heart disease and inducible ventricular tachycardia (VT) at electrophysiological study(EPS) were selected from a population enrolled in a randomized double-blind crossover study of dofetilide (500 mug bid) versus sotalol (160 mg bid). ECGs were analyzed blindly, and RR, QT (maximum value/12 leads), QTc (Bazett's formula), QT dispersion (QTmax - QTmin over 12 leads) and QTc dispersion, were calculated at baseline and on the third day of treatment (4 hours after dosing), when patients underwent EPS to test the effects of study drugs on VT inducibility. Results: At EPS 21 patients were responders to dofetilide and 22 to sotalol. On day 3, a significant increase in QT and QTc and decrease in QT and QTc dispersion, compared to baseline, was measured in responders and nonresponders, with both dofetilide and sotalol. No significant difference in QTc or QT dispersion between responders and nonresponders Mras observed in either treatment group. In conclusion, treatment with dofetilide and sotalol was associated with an increase in QT and QTc, and a decrease in QT and QTc dispersion. In contrast with previous reports, a differential effect on QT or QTc dispersion was not observed in drug responders versus nonresponders.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Titolo:||Repolarization changes in a double-blind crossover study of dofetilide versus sotalol in the treatment of ventricular tachycardia|
|Autore/i:||Boriani, Giuseppe; Biffi, M; De Simone, N; Bacchi, L; Martignani, C; Bitonti, F; Zannoli, R; Butrous, G; Branzi, A.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1540-8159.2000.tb07056.x|
|Fascicolo:||11 Pt 2|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000165755900056|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0033674989|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||11139961|
|Citazione:||Repolarization changes in a double-blind crossover study of dofetilide versus sotalol in the treatment of ventricular tachycardia / Boriani, Giuseppe; Biffi, M; De Simone, N; Bacchi, L; Martignani, C; Bitonti, F; Zannoli, R; Butrous, G; Branzi, A.. - In: PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY. - ISSN 0147-8389. - 23:11 Pt 2(2000), pp. 1935-1938.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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