Diltiazem for control of ventricular response
Cardiology Board Review
Diltiazem, a calcium channel antagonist with negative dromotropic properties, was given to 16 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation who had poor exercise rate control on a regimen of digoxin alone. The addition of diltiazem resulted in significant reduction of ventricular rate at rest, at all levels of exercise, and during 24-hour ambulatory monitoring. Diltiazem is an effective agent for control of ventricular response in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation who are being treated with digoxin.
Steinberg, J., & Katz, R. (1987). Diltiazem for control of ventricular response. Cardiology Board Review, 4 (9). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/smhs_medicine_facpubs/4232