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What role does lidocaine play in treating heart disease?

David M. Najman, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Heart disease is a broad topic, and relates to any part of this complex organ. If you are taking lidocaine to treat an arrhythmia, it only has effects on the heart's rhythm. It will not prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries, which causes heart attacks.

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