Rythmol Uses

Rythmol Use for Maintaining a Normal Heart Rhythm

Arrhythmias that occur in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) are called supraventricular arrhythmias. Normally, an electrical signal is sent from a special bundle of neurons in the heart called the sinoatrial node (more commonly the SA node) to the atria (the top two chambers of the heart), and then onward through the ventricles. This signal tells the heart to contract. In atrial fibrillation and flutter, the electrical signal that spreads through the atria is disorganized, which causes the atria to quiver instead of beating in a normal manner.
 
People with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation have periodic irregular heartbeats. With this type of arrhythmia, the heart returns to its normal rhythm on its own, although it can take a few minutes, hours, or days. Episodes may occur every day or only a few times a year. When the episodes begin and end is usually unpredictable, which can be very unsettling. Some people will eventually develop permanent atrial fibrillation or flutter.
 
In paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, the electrical signal that travels to the ventricles reenters the atria, causing extra heartbeats. As a result, the heart beats quickly (tachycardia is the medical term for a fast heart rate). With paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, the fast heart rate occurs occasionally, but not all the time.
 
Not everyone with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia requires treatment. However, people who have symptoms may need to be treated. Rythmol can be used to prolong the time between symptomatic episodes. It is approved for use in people who do not have a defect of the heart muscle or heart valves.
 

How Does It Work?

Rythmol belongs to a group of medications known as Class I antiarrhythmics. Class I antiarrhythmic medications block sodium channels in the heart. Rythmol works by slowing down the speed at which electrical impulses move through the heart, which helps stabilize the heart rhythm.
 
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