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  1. Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN


* Ivabradine (Corlanor) is a new drug used in the treatment of stabilized chronic heart failure. It decreases the risks of worsening heart failure and hospitalization.


* Ivabradine is contraindicated if there is an acute exacerbation of heart failure, hypotension, or various cardiac pathologies that alter the generation of a heartbeat or the conductivity of the electrical charge within the heart.


* The most common adverse effects are bradycardia, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and temporary vision disturbances characterized by flashes of light (known as phosphenes).