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What is ivabradine?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Ivabradine (Corlanor) is a new drug for people who have heart failure with low ejection fraction. It is an option for people with mild-to-moderate heart failure symptoms and a resting pulse of 70 beats per minute or higher. Before considering ivabradine, you should already be taking standard heart failure medications, including a beta blocker. This drug may also be given to people who cannot take beta blockers due to side effects or other reasons. 

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