amiodarone


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an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective

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A recent study shows that amiodarone has a unique role in preventing postoperative atrial fibrillation.6 Roy D et al.
"Physicians should be aware of the risk of fall-related injuries and syncope when treating this cohort, particularly when prescribing amiodarone," the authors write.
When the patient's medical history was further explored, it was seen that he has been under cardiology follow-up for 3 years due to hypertrophic CMP, he had suffered a myocardial infarction 1 year ago and had ICD, and has been receiving amiodarone 200 mg daily for 2 years due to ventricular arrhythmia.
Still, he said the consensus of the cardiologists testifying at trial or by deposition was that the test could not accurately determine if the amount of Amiodarone in her blood was becoming toxic.
Amiodarone treatment was discontinued and propranolol (beta blocker) treatment was initiated because a diagnosis of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia was made.
In the absence of contraindications (such as QT lengthening or polymorphic ventricular tachycardia), amiodarone is generally the antiarrhythmic drug of choice and has been validated in numerous clinical trials.1-4
Of note, he was commenced on 200 mg amiodarone daily four months prior to presentation following an episode of syncope due to pulseless ventricular tachycardia.
Amiodarone is a class III anti-arrhythmic agent, which is extensively used for a wide variety of arrhythmias including supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias.
The main finding of this randomized controlled trial is that the combination of Wenxin Keli (18 g three times daily) and amiodarone (loading dose 5 mg/kg in 1 hour followed by 50 mg/h) was safe and superior to amiodarone monotherapy in chemical conversion of recent-onset AF.
Oral amiodarone was prescribed to 8 patients, and they were examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and IVCM periodically from the beginning of the amiodarone treatment.
Successful pharmacological cardio version was achieved in 29 (22.83%) patients with amiodarone and 3(2.36%) patients with lignocaine.
Amiodarone therapy effectiveness is limited, thus the implantation of a cardiac defibrillator is often required [2].
About 153 (11 per cent) were taking amiodarone and 174 (13 per cent) were taking levothyroxine.
There had been no exposures to CT contrast, amiodarone, or iodine.
Although it has been reported that drug interactions between dasatinib and amiodarone can occur [9], there has not yet been much clinical data.