A randomized, controlled study of amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic esophagectomy.

@article{Tisdale2010ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled study of amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic esophagectomy.},
  author={James E Tisdale and Heather A. Wroblewski and Donna S Wall and Karen M. Rieger and Zane T. Hammoud and Jerry V Young and Kenneth A. Kesler},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={
          45-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation is common after esophagectomy. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic esophagectomy. METHODS Eighty patients undergoing transthoracic esophagectomy were randomly, prospectively assigned to receive amiodarone (n = 40) or no prophylaxis (control group, n = 40). Amiodarone-treated patients received the drug by continuous infusion, initiated at the time of induction… CONTINUE READING

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