Efficacy and tolerance of high-dose intravenous amiodarone for recurrent, refractory ventricular tachycardia.

@article{Mooss1990EfficacyAT,
  title={Efficacy and tolerance of high-dose intravenous amiodarone for recurrent, refractory ventricular tachycardia.},
  author={Aryan N. Mooss and Syed Maqsood Mohiuddin and Tom T Hee and Dennis J. Esterbrooks and Daniel E. Hilleman and Karen S Rovang and Michael H. Sketch},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={609-14}
}
High-dose intravenous amiodarone was given to 35 patients with recurrent life-threatening ventricular tachycardia (VT) refractory to conventional antiarrhythmic agents. Intravenous amiodarone was given as a 5 mg/kg dose over 30 minutes followed by 20 to 30 mg/kg/day as a constant infusion for 5 days. Twenty-two (63%) patients responded to intravenous amiodarone. All 22 responders received oral amiodarone. Thirteen (59%) continue to receive oral amiodarone after an average follow-up of 19 months… CONTINUE READING
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