[Amiodarone for long-term treatment of ventricular arrhythmias].


As one of the causes of sudden cardiac death, recurrent ventricular arrhythmia represents a potentially life-threatening rhythm disorder. amiodarone is an effective anti-arrhythmic drug, the effectiveness of which is based on a prolongation of the action potential and thus a lengthening of the refractory period. In a multicenter, noncontrolled observational study of 482 patients aged between 21 and 89, it was found that amiodarone effectively suppressed life-threatening or crippling arrhythmias in a majority of the patients, even when they had previously been unresponsive to other anti-arrhythmic agents. Physical performance improved under the treatment. An analysis of the side effects observed revealed good tolerance at a low maintenance dose.

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@article{Mller1991AmiodaroneFL, title={[Amiodarone for long-term treatment of ventricular arrhythmias].}, author={Moritz-Christian M{\"{u}ller and K D Wiedey}, journal={Fortschritte der Medizin}, year={1991}, volume={109 10}, pages={227-30} }