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Question 1: Flecainide works by regulating the flow of sodium in the heart, causing prolongation of the ________.
Cardiac action potentialCirculatory systemCardiac cycleVasodilation

Question 2: Modalities that have had success include administration of a beta-sympathomimetic agent,[17] and administration of a sodium load[17](often in the form of hypertonic ________).
Sodium hydroxideSodium bicarbonateSodium carbonateSodium chloride

Question 3: Flecainide went off-________ on February 10th, 2004, and is now available under the trade names Almarytm, Apocard, Ecrinal, and Fl├ęcaine.
Patent infringementSoftware patentPatentPatent application

Question 4: Flecainide has been introduced into the treatment of arrhythmias in the ________ population.
PediatricsSpecialty (medicine)MedicinePhysician

Question 5: In the long term, flecainide seems to be safe in patients with a healthy heart with no signs of left ventricular hypertrophy, ischemic heart disease or ________.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathyHeart failureAtrial fibrillationMyocardial infarction

Question 6: As with all class I ________, Flecainide increases the capture thresholds of pacemakers.
Channel blockerBeta blockerAntiarrhythmic agentCalcium channel blocker

Question 7: Flecainide acetate (fle KAY nide) is a class Ic ________ used to prevent and treat tachyarrhythmias (abnormal fast rhythms of the heart).
Calcium channel blockerBeta blockerChannel blockerAntiarrhythmic agent

Question 8: Flecainide is used in the treatment of many types of supraventricular tachycardias, including AV nodal reciprocating tachycardia (AVNRT) and ________ (WPW).
AV nodal reentrant tachycardiaLown-Ganong-Levine syndromeAtrial fibrillationWolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Question 9: It has use in the treatment of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) tachycardia[1] and in the suppression of arrhythmias in ________ (ARVD).
Atrial fibrillationMyocardial infarctionHypertrophic cardiomyopathyArrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

Question 10: The risk of proarrhythmia may also be increased by ________.
Renal tubular acidosisDiabetic ketoacidosisHypokalemiaHyperkalemia

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