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Ibutilide (By injection)

Treats atrial arrhythmia (heart rhythm problems).

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Brand names include
Corvert, Novaplus Corvert
Drug classes About this
Antiarrhythmic, Group III

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Effectiveness and safety of ibutilide in treating atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: a systematic review

Bibliographic details: Qin J, Song F, Ma L, Zhang B, Zhen LL, Zhang TZ.  Effectiveness and safety of ibutilide in treating atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: a systematic review. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2012; 12(7): 770-776 Available from: http://www.cjebm.org.cn/oa/DArticle.aspx?type=view&id=201207007

Effectiveness and safety of ibutilide versus amiodarone in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: a meta-analysis

Bibliographic details: Dong X, Zhu SN, Ding WH.  Effectiveness and safety of ibutilide versus amiodarone in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: a meta-analysis. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2012; 12(2): 194-200 Available from: http://www.cjebm.org.cn/en/oa/DArticle.aspx?type=view&id=201202012

Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation [Internet]

There are two generally accepted strategies for managing atrial fibrillation (AF): rate control and rhythm control. However, within each strategic approach there are a large number of potential pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies, and the comparative safety and effectiveness of these therapies—both within and between strategies—are uncertain.

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