Cardiomyocytes in culture--a model to study the cellular actions of amiodarone.

The extensive use of amiodarone as an anti-arrhythmic drug is hampered by numerous side effects and by insufficient knowledge of its cellular action. The use of cell cultures for studying the mechanism of amiodarone action has been questioned, since available information has indicated that the doses employed for the experiments induce cell damage. We have… (More)