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Type: Book chapter
Title: Beneficial clinical effects of perhexiline in cardiac patients: Multiple biochemical mechanisms
Author: Chirkov, Y.
Sverdlov, A.
Horowitz, J.
Citation: Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research Vol. 2, 2010, 2010 / Ch.1, pp.1-27
Publisher: NOVA Science Publishers
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781616686109
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Yuliy Y. Chirkov, Aaron L. Sverdlov and John D. Horowitz
Abstract: Perhexiline, 2-(2,2-dicyclohexylethyl)piperidine, was originally developed as a prophylactic anti-anginal drug in the late 1960s. It was initially a popular and effective treatment for angina, having the almost unique property compared to other agents available at that time, of not inducing reductions in blood pressure or heart rate. Despite the initial success, its use diminished markedly due to the occurrence during long-term therapy of poorly understood side effects (neurotoxicity and hepatotoxicity), which later were shown to be associated with high plasma concentrations of perhexiline, occurring in patients with relatively slow hepatic metabolism of the drug. However, therapeutic plasma monitoring and associated dose adjustments have led to perhexiline's reintroduction into clinical practice. Recent clinical data have proved its safety and maintained efficacy. Perhexiline reduced anginal frequency in patients with refractory angina. In patients with chronic heart failure, perhexiline improved peak exercise oxygen consumption, left ventricular ejection fraction, symptoms, resting and peak stress myocardial function. Perhexiline also appears to be effective in suppressing symptoms in patients with acute coronary syndromes or with advanced and inoperable aortic valvular stenosis. Herein we discuss perhexiline's pharmacology with particular emphasis on its mechanism(s) of action.
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