amiodarone


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amiodarone

 [ah-me´o-dah-rōn″]
a potassium channel blocking agent used orally or by intravenous infusion as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

amiodarone

(ə-mē′ō-də-rōn′, -rən)
n.
A vasodilator drug, C25H29I2NO3, used in its hydrochloride form to control ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias and to manage angina pectoris.

amiodarone

Cordorone® Cardiology A class III agent that prolongs the duration of the action potential; amiodarone is used to treat refractory ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, A Fib, conduction block Adverse effects Pulmonary fibrosis, which occurs in ±6% of Pts taking the drug, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, deposits in cornea—causing photosensitivity and/or skin-blue/gray skin pigmentation, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, hepatitis, ↑ digitoxin levels, neurotoxicity, GI toxicity

amiodarone

A drug used to treat heart rhythm irregularities such as paroxysmal ATRIAL FIBRILLATION. There are numerous side effects. A brand name is Cordarone X.
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Patients who underwent elective valvular replacement, had rheumatic heart disease in combination with continuous atrial fibrillation, had no other types of arhythmia, had cardiac function no higher than grade III,9 satisfied the application indication of amiodarone, had normal level of electrolyte and acidity and alkalinity, and had heart rate lower than 70 times/min were included.
The most serious side effect of amiodarone use is pulmonary toxicity, and it is also the most important cause of drug withdrawal.
"Those would be the sorts of signs of symptoms that would say this Amiodarone was causing a problem."
There is currently no adequate information related to the use of amiodarone in the treatment of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.
If the intravenous combination of amiodarone and beta-blockers proves inefficacious, the addition of lidocaine is a reasonable option.1,2 For what concerns the prevention of ES, interesting results have been yielded by some drugs such as azimilide, a class III antiarrhythmic.
Amiodarone was discontinued due to deranged liver and renal functions.
This is a possible explanation as to why we found a significant decrease in QTc interval at the end of the study compared with the QTc at baseline in the Wenxin Keli plus amiodarone group.
Vortex keratopathy was detected by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and IVCM in 7 of the 8 patients who were being treated with oral amiodarone, that is, amiodarone-induced keratopathy.
Subsequently, the patient was treated with amiodarone.
Researchers adjusted the statistical models for age, race, body mass index (BMI), heart failure etiology, as well as amiodarone and levothyroxine (LT4) use.