A highly sensitive method for the quantitative determination of a potential antiarrhythmic drug (OF-7976) in the blood plasma has been developed. The method is based on the electron spray ionization/mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) technique without preliminary chromatographic separation and makes use of nibentan as the internal standard. A linear relationship between drug concentration and the peak intensity of ions of the analyzed substance (m/z = 398) and the internal standard (m/z = 382) is established. The detection limit is 3 ng/(0.5 ml plasma). The method is linear from 3 to 25 ng/(0.5 ml plasma) with a correlation coefficient of 0.98. The coefficient of variation was less than 7 %.