Side effects and complications of amiodarone therapy.

  title={Side effects and complications of amiodarone therapy.},
  author={E. A. Raeder and Philip J. Podrid and Bernard Lown},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={109 5 Pt 1},
To assess the incidence of adverse effects associated with long-term amiodarone therapy, we reviewed the records of 217 consecutive patients who were treated for refractory arrhythmia. After an average of 11.8 months of therapy, one or more side effects occurred in 113 patients (52%). These were considered clinically significant in 42 patients (19.3%), mandating discontinuation of amiodarone in 18 (8.3%). The untoward reactions requiring discontinuation of amiodarone included thyroid… CONTINUE READING


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