Which medications in the drug class Electrolytes are used in the treatment of Premature Ventricular Contraction?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: James E Keany, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Electrolytes

These agents are considered to be therapeutic alternatives for refractory PVCs. Patients with persistent or recurrent PVCs following antiarrhythmic administration should be assessed for underlying electrolyte abnormalities as a cause for their refractory dysrhythmias. Hypomagnesemia is associated with the onset of PVCs.

Magnesium sulfate

Acts as antiarrhythmic agent; diminishes frequency of PVCs, particularly those due to acute ischemia.


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