Which class of antiarrhythmics does lidocaine fall under?

The topic in brief

Case Study: Antiarrhythmic

Type of Service

Case Study

Urgency 6 to 8 hours

No. of Pages/Wordcount

4 page(s)/1100 Words

Citation Style

APA Style

Detailed Description/Explanation Case Study

A 70 year old male patient develops a large anterior wall myocardial infarction.

He is currently being managed with oxygen, aspirin, nitrates and a beta blocker.

He develops recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia and remains conscious however has dizzy spells and also becomes diaphoretic and hypotensive.

An IV bolus of lidocaine is given followed by IV lidocaine infusion.

Assignment Questions

Which class of antiarrhythmics does lidocaine fall under?

What is the mechanism of action of lidocaine?

Why is lidocaine indicated in this patient

What are the side effects of lidocaine?

Instructions

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Answer all the questions above.

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Case Study: Antiarrhythmic

 

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