Amiodarone-Induced Thyroid Dysfunction

Porsche, Renate; Brenner, Zara R.
June 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p34
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the pharmacokinetics of amiodarone and the thyroid dysfunctions that can occur as side effects of its use. The case study of a 68-year-old man who has undergone bypass graft surgery and who has atrial fibrillation, for which amiodarone was prescribed, is discussed. The clinical manifestations of amiodarone-induced thyroid disturbances are presented.


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