Amiodarone for the prevention of reperfusion ventricular fibrillation.

  title={Amiodarone for the prevention of reperfusion ventricular fibrillation.},
  author={Aloka Samantaray and Abha Chandra and Sanjukta Panigrahi},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  volume={24 2},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic single-dose amiodarone administered through the pump circuit before releasing the aortic cross-clamp (ACC) in preventing the occurrence of reperfusion ventricular fibrillation (RVF). DESIGN A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled efficacy study. SETTING A tertiary level teaching hospital. INTERVENTION Seventeen patients received 150 mg of amiodarone in 10 mL of normal saline by way of the… CONTINUE READING