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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-10-28
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Ivabradine — a drug for the modern patient with heart failure

Filip M. Szymański
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0058
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):348-353.

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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-10-28

Abstract

Ivabradine is a unique, modern drug which mechanism of action is blocking the If current in the sinoatrial node. This translates into a reduction in heart rate — a parameter associated with poor prognosis in patients with heart failure. Today, the group of heart failure patients is different from the one we encountered in clinical practice a few years ago. Due to the different demographic structure and different health needs, methods of medical treatment must also be subject to continuous modifications. Ivabradine is a drug responding to the needs of a modern heart failure patient, providing not only a reduction in mortality, but also improvement in other factors such as the risk of re-hospitalization hemodynamic parameters, exercise tolerance and quality of life.

Abstract

Ivabradine is a unique, modern drug which mechanism of action is blocking the If current in the sinoatrial node. This translates into a reduction in heart rate — a parameter associated with poor prognosis in patients with heart failure. Today, the group of heart failure patients is different from the one we encountered in clinical practice a few years ago. Due to the different demographic structure and different health needs, methods of medical treatment must also be subject to continuous modifications. Ivabradine is a drug responding to the needs of a modern heart failure patient, providing not only a reduction in mortality, but also improvement in other factors such as the risk of re-hospitalization hemodynamic parameters, exercise tolerance and quality of life.

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Keywords

ivabradine, heart failure, heart rate

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Title

Ivabradine — a drug for the modern patient with heart failure

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2015)

Pages

348-353

Published online

2015-10-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0058

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):348-353.

Keywords

ivabradine
heart failure
heart rate

Authors

Filip M. Szymański

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