Pharmacological remodelling of human atrial k+ currents by chronic beta-blockade

G. Marshall, A.C. Rankin, K.A. Kane, A.J. Workman

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The chronic treatment of patients with a beta-blocker is associated with prolongation of the atrial action potential duration (APD), potentially contributing to its ability to prevent atrial fibrillation (AF). This may involve pharmacological remodelling of atrial K+ currents which affect APD. This project aimed to test the hypothesis that various characteristics of human atrial K+ currents, including voltage, time and rate dependency, differ between patients treated and not treated with a beta-blocker.
Original languageEnglish
Article number389
Pages (from-to)30-30
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
EventWorld Congress of Cardiology 2006 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20066 Sep 2006


  • beta blocker
  • pharmacology
  • human atrial K+ currents

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