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Procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan-SR, Procanbid) (These brands no longer are available in the U.S.) is an antiarrhythmic drug prescribed for the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms such as tachycardias, atrial fibrillation and flutter, ventricular tachycardia, and premature atrial and ventricle heart beats. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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    • Arrhythmia An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. With an arrhythmia, the heartbeats may be irregular or too slow (bradycardia), to...learn more »
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    • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are premature heartbeats originating from the ventricles of the heart. PVCs are...learn more »
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      • What are premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)?
      • What happens during a premature ventricular contraction?
      • How common are premature ventricular contractions?
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      • What are premature ventricular contraction symptoms?
      • What are the dangers of premature ventricular contractions?
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      • What are the treatments for premature ventricular contractions?
    • Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is an abnormality in the heart rhythm which involves irregular and often rapid beating of the heart. Symptoms...learn more »
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      Atrial Fibrillation Article
      • Atrial fibrillation facts
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      • What causes atrial fibrillation?
      • What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
      • What are the complications of atrial fibrillation?
      • What are the risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation?
      • How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for atrial fibrillation?
      • Reversing the risk factors that cause atrial fibrillation
      • Slowing the heart rate with medications
      • Anticoagulation to prevent blood clots and strokes
      • Converting atrial fibrillation to a normal rhythm
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    • Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Heart Rhythm Disorders) Heart rhythm disorders vary from minor palpitations, premature atrial contractions (PACs), premature ventricular contractions...learn more »
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      Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Heart Rhythm Disorders) Article
      • How does the heart work?
      • What is a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia)?
      • What causes heart rhythm disorders?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of heart rhythm disorders?
      • What are the different types of heart rhythm disorders?
      • Premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
      • Sinus tachycardia
      • Sinus bradycardia
      • Abnormal heart rhythms
      • Tachycardia
      • Ventricular fibrillation (V-fib)
      • Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach)
      • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)
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      • Atrial Flutter
      • Bradycardia
      • Heart blocks
      • When to seek medical care
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      • What is the treatment for heart rhythm disorders?
      • What is the prognosis for heart rhythm disorders?
      • Can heart rhythm disorders be prevented?
    • Palpitations Palpitations are uncomfortable sensations of the heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly. Some types of palpitations are...learn more »
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      Palpitations Article
      • What are palpitations?
      • What are the different types of palpitations?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of palpitations?
      • How are palpitations diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for palpitations?
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      • Can palpitations be prevented?

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Terms related to procainamide:

  • Procan-SR
  • Procanbid
  • Pronestyl

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