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By Barber, Paul; Parkes, Joy; Blundell, Diane

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Contraction of cardiac muscle In order for the myocardium to contract, sodium must enter the muscle cell. Paroxysmal supraventricular tyachycardia A regular, fast heart rate that begins and ends suddenly and originates in heart tissue other than that in the ventricles. Adenosine Slows down the electrical impulses through the atrioventricular node. Atrial fibrillation An irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body and symptoms of heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness.

This is because digoxin and potassium compete for receptors in cardiac muscle tissue; thus if there is less potassium then P1: OTA/XYZ MHBK059-01 P2: ABC MHBK059-Barber February 25, 2012 7:34 Printer Name: Yet to Come Chapter 1 Cardiovascular drugs Verapamil may cause dizziness and light-headedness especially during the first few days, so it is advisable for patients to avoid activities requiring alertness. It is also important to inform patients that when sitting or lying down they should get up slowly, to allow their body to adjust and minimize any dizziness.

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