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    1991

The effect of chronic amiodarone therapy before transplantation on early cardiac allograft function.

@article{Macdonald1991TheEO,
  title={The effect of chronic amiodarone therapy before transplantation on early cardiac allograft function.},
  author={Peter S Macdonald and R A Hackworthy and Anne M. Keogh and Cumaraswamy Sivathasan and V P Chang and Phillip M Spratt},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={1991},
  volume={10 5 Pt 1},
  pages={
          743-8; discussion 748-9
        }
}
Because of its long half-life, there has been concern that chronic amiodarone therapy before heart transplantation may adversely affect early cardiac allograft function and delay patient recovery. We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of the last 50 patients undergoing heart transplantation at our institution (between September 1988 and September 1989). Nineteen patients had been taking amiodarone at the time of transplantation (mean daily dose, 247 +/- 31 mg; mean duration of treatment, 9.0… CONTINUE READING

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