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How are selective sinus node inhibitors used to treat heart failure?

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Selective sinus node inhibitors is a new class of drug that targets a specific area of the heart, the sinoatrial pacemaker. The first of these drugs is ivabradine (Corlanor), which lowers the heart rate and helps the lower left ventricle contract more efficiently.

SOURCES: 

Silver, W., “Success With Heart Failure: Help and Hope for Those with Congestive Heart Failure,” HarperCollins, 3rd edition October 16, 2002. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: 

Silver, W., “Success With Heart Failure: Help and Hope for Those with Congestive Heart Failure,” HarperCollins, 3rd edition October 16, 2002. 

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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