Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic Agents are used in the treatment of Sinus Node Dysfunction?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Bharat K Kantharia, MD, FRCP, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Anticholinergic Agents

Atropine, by vagolytic effect, increases the heart rate. Although it may also be used for the initial treatment of chronic arrhythmias, cardiac pacing is preferred for long-term control.


Atropine increases the heart rate through vagolytic effects, causing an increase in cardiac output.

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