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Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) is more efficacy than Sotalol ( Betapace ) for maintaining sinus rhythm, but both drugs have equal efficacy in patients with ischemic heart disease. A total of 665 patien ...


The American College of Chest Physicians ( ACCP ) released the first evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation ( AF ) after car ...


Use of the antiarrhythmic agent Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) is associated with one-half the incidence of atrial tachyarrhythmias following cardiac surgery. The study is published in the JAMA. Atri ...


Use of Amiodarone ( Cordarone ), an antiarrhythmic drug, in combination with a beta-blocker is effective in preventing shocks that can occur from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The imp ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has informed the public that it has revised the dose limitation for the cholesterol-lowering drug Simvastatin from 10 mg to 20 mg when it is co-administered wi ...


Pharmacological rhythm control ( often including electrical or pharmacological cardioversion ) is an integral part of therapy for atrial fibrillation worldwide. Antiarrhythmic drug strategies would ...


Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance and increases in prevalence with advancing age. Approximately 1% of patients with atrial fibrillation are less than 60 years of age, whereas ...


Before initiating antiarrhythmic drug therapy, treatment of precipitating or reversible causes of atrial fibrillation is recommended. ( Class I; Level of Evidence: C ) The following antiarrhythmic ...


Atrial fibrillation is the most frequent sustained arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation recurs frequently after restoration of normal sinus rhythm. Antiarrhythmic drugs have been widely used to prevent rec ...


Despite endorsement of Digoxin in clinical practice guidelines, there exist limited data on its safety in atrial fibrillation / atrial flutter. The goal of a study was to evaluate the association o ...


Dronedarone ( Multaq ) is an Amiodarone analog that differs structurally from Amiodarone in that the iodine moiety was removed and a methane-sulfonyl group was added. These modifications reduce thyr ...


The American Association for Thoracic Surgery ( AATS ) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial fibrillation ( POAF ) and f ...


Antiarrhythmic drugs ( AADs ) and anticoagulation are mainstays of atrial fibrillation ( AF ) treatment. A study has assessed the use and outcomes of antiarrhythmic therapy in anticoagulated patients ...


Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) is an effective medication in preventing atrial fibrillation ( AF ), but it interferes with the metabolism of Warfarin ( Coumadin ). A study has examined the association of ...


Retrospective cohort study from a prospective data base has assessed new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients with esophageal and junctional cancer. Atrial fibrillation is common aft ...