Jamie A. Decker, Timothy K. Knilans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Arrhythmias occur in children and adolescents with congenital heart disease as well as those with structurally normal hearts. Antiarrhythmic medications primarily affect the ion channels in cardiac myocytes that are responsible for generating currents that create the action potential. By altering the activity of these ion channels, the action potential is changed in an attempt to reduce the likelihood of sustained arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages53
ISBN (Electronic)9781447124641
ISBN (Print)9781447124634
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Arrhythmia
  • Pediatrics
  • Vaughn williams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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