Drug-induced QT prolongation: Concordance of preclinical anesthetized canine model in relation to published clinical observations for ten CiPA drugs
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The Comprehensive In Vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA) initiative differentiates torsadogenic risk of 28 drugs affecting ventricular repolarization based on multiple in vitro human-derived ionic currents. However, a standardized prospective assessment of the electrophysiologic effects of these drugs in an integrated in vivo preclinical cardiovascular model is lacking. This study questioned whether QTc interval prolongation in a preclinical in vivo model could detect clinically reported QTc prolongation and assign torsadogenic risk for ten CiPA drugs.