New Antiarrhythmics Classes

There is still muted interest in developing more effective and safer drugs to prevent and revert atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. The identification of new ion channels, enhanced knowledge regarding existing channels, new information on pathology, and the identification of putative new arrhythmogens provide the basis for ongoing research.

Programs are ongoing to identify new class 1 antiarrhythmics, although there is little residual interest in this field because of the assumption that the class 1 mechanism is inherently flawed. This view is probably erroneous since all facets of cardiac sodium channel blockade have yet to be investigated. If there are critical differences in the nature and behavior of such channels in the initiation or maintenance arrhythmias, it is possible that specialized class 1 effects could provide better antiarrhythmic drugs.

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