Pulmonary complications after long term amiodarone treatment.

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BACKGROUND Amiodarone hydrochloride is an antiarrhythmic agent useful in arrhythmias refractory to standard therapy. Although interstitial pneumonitis is known to be its most serious side effect, several aspects of amiodarone lung toxicity are still controversial. METHODS Pulmonary side effects were examined in a sample of 61 symptomless patients (mean… (More)

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