TITLE

Review: Amiodarone reduces risk for sudden cardiac death but not all-cause mortality in cardiomyopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Homoud, Munther K.; Piccini, J. P.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;10/20/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study conducted to examine if amiodarone prevents sudden cardiac death (SCD) and cardiovascular death (CVD) in patients with cardiomyopathy. The results indicate that amiodarone decreased the incidence of SCD and CVD but did not reduce overall mortality in cardiomyopathy and also showed increased risk for toxicities. Further amiodarone is also found less effective than implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) shocks in reducing heart failure mortality rate.
ACCESSION #
45383396

 

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