Antiarrhythmic 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.

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: Please prepare and submit a paper 3-4 pages [total] in length (not including APA format) answering the questions below.? Please support your position with examples.

Due: Sunday of unit five

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Provided complete answer to the question in the assignment
Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references.
Used APA 6th edition style guidelines consistently and accurately. Used correct spelling and grammar. Submitted on time.


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