Monitoring the use of amiodarone: compliance with guidelines.

  title={Monitoring the use of amiodarone: compliance with guidelines.},
  author={Cheryl Burgess and Andrew Blaikie and Tristram R Ingham and Gail A. Robinson and Seshasayee Narasimhan},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  volume={36 5},
AIM Careful monitoring of amiodarone is recommended because it produces a range of potentially severe adverse effects. The aim of this study was to compare existing practice at our hospitals with the current international guidelines for the use of this drug. METHODS A retrospective audit was carried out on all patients aged 15 years or older, with a primary discharge diagnosis of tachyarrhythmia and who were commenced and discharged alive on amiodarone between 1 January 2000 and 30 June 2002… CONTINUE READING

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