Increased late sodium current (INaL) may play a role in action potential (AP) prolongation and arrhythmogenesis. By inhibiting INaL, Ranolazine (RAN) attenuates AP prolongation and reduces sodium/calcium overload in myocytes with enhanced INaL. No data exist about RAN effect in human cardiomyocytes. Electrophysiological effects of RAN (3-10µM) was assessed in human atrial myocytes (HuAM), from biopsies of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. APs stimulated at 0.2-1Hz were recorded in the perforated-patch configuration; duration was measured at -50mV (APD50) or 90% repolarization (APD90). Values are reported in Table as mean±SEM (*P<0.05, RAN vs. Control, n=13-18).
|Titolo:||Ranolazine modulates action potential parameters of human atrial myocytes.|
|Anno di registrazione:||2008|
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|Autori:||L. Sartiani; S. Suffredini; S. Brogioni; E. Cerbai; L. Belardinelli ; A. Mugelli|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1c - Abstract su rivista|
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