Intravenous amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Lee2000IntravenousAF,
  title={Intravenous amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Shih-Huang Lee and Chia Ming Chang and M. Janice Lu and Randall J. Lee and Jun Jack Cheng and Chi Ren Hung and Shih Ann Chen},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={157-61}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation occurs in 10% to 40% of patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting. This prospective study assesses the safety and efficacy of low-dose intravenous amiodarone in the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS One hundred forty patients were randomly divided into two groups: an amiodarone group (n = 74) receiving intravenous amiadarone in a loading dose of 150 mg and maintenance dose of 0.4 mg x kg(-1) x h(-1) for 3… CONTINUE READING