Relationship between preoperative amiodarone treatment and complications observed during anaesthesia for valvular cardiac surgery

@article{Chassard1990RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between preoperative amiodarone treatment and complications observed during anaesthesia for valvular cardiac surgery},
  author={Dominique Chassard and M. George and M P Guiraud and Jean Jacques Lehot and Olivier Bastien and Christiane Hercule and Jacques Villard and Suzanne Estanove},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia},
  year={1990},
  volume={37},
  pages={251-254}
}
Two groups of ASA physical status class III and IV patients undergoing cardiac surgery were reviewed in an attempt to obtain more conclusive data concerning dangerous interactions between amiodarone and anaesthesia. The amiodarone group (Group 1, ten patients, cumulative dose 10 g) was compared with a control group (nine patients, Group 2). Amiodarone (A) and desethylamiodarone (NA) concentrations in plasma and myocardium were measured and haemodynamic and antiarrhythmic effects were analysed… 
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