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April 30, 2014

Trial shows variation in benefits from ICD and amiodarone

A subgroup of SCD-HeFT (Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial) patients were harmed by amiodarone therapy and did not benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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May 22, 2013

Does amiodarone increase cancer risk?

Amiodarone may increase the risk of developing cancer, especially in men and people exposed to high amounts of the drug, according to a study1 published recently in Cancer.

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February 7, 2012

Dronedarone: a new therapeutic option for atrial fibrillation

Lincolnshire cardiologists review the new antiarrhythmic agent, dronedarone, which is indicated for the maintenance of sinus rhythm after successful cardioversion in adult clinically stable patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AF).

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February 2, 2011

Vernakalant for the conversion of acute AF, superior to amiodarone

According to a double-blind study,[1] published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vernakalent possesses superior efficacy to amiodarone in the conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm (SR) for patients with acute symptomatic AF.

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