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Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia Summary

Description: Abnormally rapid heartbeats originating from one or more automatic foci (nonsinus pacemakers) in the HEART ATRIUM but away from the SINOATRIAL NODE. Unlike the reentry mechanism, automatic tachycardia speeds up and slows down gradually. The episode is characterized by a HEART RATE between 135 to less than 200 beats per minute and lasting 30 seconds or longer.

Also Known As: Tachycardia, Ectopic Atrial; Atrial Ectopic Tachycardias; Atrial Tachycardia, Ectopic; Atrial Tachycardias, Ectopic; Ectopic Atrial Tachycardias Show All >>

Networked: 90 relevant articles (13 outcomes, 7 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Encainide : 4 outcomes 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  2. Flecainide (Tambocor) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 8 results : FDA 7 Generic
  3. Anti-Arrhythmia Agents : 3 outcomes 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  4. Propranolol (Inderal) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 158 Generic
  5. beta-Aminoethyl Isothiourea (AET) : 1 outcome 1 study in 17 results : IBA
  6. Amiodarone (Amiodarona) : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results : FDA 4 Generic
  7. Verapamil (Calan) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 64 Generic
  8. Moricizine (Moracizine) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 1
  9. Sotalol (Sotalol Hydrochloride) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 18 Generic
  10. Propafenone (Rythmol) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 8 Generic
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Diseases Related to Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia

  1. Ectopic Junctional Tachycardia
  2. Tachycardia (Tachyarrhythmias)
  3. Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia)
  4. Atrial Flutter (Flutter, Atrial)
  5. Atrial Fibrillation
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Key Therapies for Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia

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  1. Electric Countershock (Cardioversion) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 2 results
  2. Heart-Lung Machine : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Cryosurgery : 1 study in 7 results
  4. Catheters : 6 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 4 results
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