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Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Ivabradine as a heart rate-lowering agent in a patient with end-stage renal failure after heart transplantation

Małgorzata Kurpesa, Ewa Trzos, Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Tomasz Rechciński
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):684-686.

open access

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A 56 year-old woman with a transplanted heart, with arterial hypertension and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, was hospitalised because of palpitations, dyspnea, chest pain and oedema. After cyclosporine treatment she was diagnosed with renal failure, which was treated by hemodialysis. Heart rate (HR) at admission was 100, mean HR in 24-hour Holter monitoring was 106 bpm. Ivabradine was added to the treatment. The dose of 2.5 mg bid was doubled after three days. Mean HR in control Holter monitoring was 81. Ivabradine was well tolerated in this patient. The clinical benefits were observed soon after application and maintained during the follow-up.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 684-686

Abstract

A 56 year-old woman with a transplanted heart, with arterial hypertension and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, was hospitalised because of palpitations, dyspnea, chest pain and oedema. After cyclosporine treatment she was diagnosed with renal failure, which was treated by hemodialysis. Heart rate (HR) at admission was 100, mean HR in 24-hour Holter monitoring was 106 bpm. Ivabradine was added to the treatment. The dose of 2.5 mg bid was doubled after three days. Mean HR in control Holter monitoring was 81. Ivabradine was well tolerated in this patient. The clinical benefits were observed soon after application and maintained during the follow-up.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 684-686
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Keywords

heart transplantation; ivabradine; renal failure

About this article
Title

Ivabradine as a heart rate-lowering agent in a patient with end-stage renal failure after heart transplantation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)

Pages

684-686

Published online

2010-06-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):684-686.

Keywords

heart transplantation
ivabradine
renal failure

Authors

Małgorzata Kurpesa
Ewa Trzos
Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik
Tomasz Rechciński

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