Suppressing malignant arrhythmias rapidly with oral amiodarone loading

Soo G. Kim, Whee Choue Chung Whee Choue, M. M. Mannino, R. Chou, S. Roth, J. A. Roth, B. Desai, Kevin J. Ferrick, John Devens Fisher

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Serial ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring was used to study the time course of the effects of oral amiodarone during a loading period in 50 patients with sustained ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Rapid, dramatic decreases in episodes of ventricular premature complexes, couplets, and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia were noted within 72 hours. Subsequent decreases in spontaneous arrhythmias, although statistically significant, were less marked. When judged by suppression of spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias noted during Holter monitoring, oral amiodarone given in loading doses has a rapid onset of action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCardiology Board Review
Volume10
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1993

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Ambulatory Electrocardiography
Amiodarone
Ventricular Tachycardia
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Ventricular Premature Complexes
Ventricular Fibrillation

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Kim, S. G., Chung Whee Choue, W. C., Mannino, M. M., Chou, R., Roth, S., Roth, J. A., ... Fisher, J. D. (1993). Suppressing malignant arrhythmias rapidly with oral amiodarone loading. Cardiology Board Review, 10(11).

Suppressing malignant arrhythmias rapidly with oral amiodarone loading. / Kim, Soo G.; Chung Whee Choue, Whee Choue; Mannino, M. M.; Chou, R.; Roth, S.; Roth, J. A.; Desai, B.; Ferrick, Kevin J.; Fisher, John Devens.

In: Cardiology Board Review, Vol. 10, No. 11, 1993.

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Kim, SG, Chung Whee Choue, WC, Mannino, MM, Chou, R, Roth, S, Roth, JA, Desai, B, Ferrick, KJ & Fisher, JD 1993, 'Suppressing malignant arrhythmias rapidly with oral amiodarone loading', Cardiology Board Review, vol. 10, no. 11.
Kim SG, Chung Whee Choue WC, Mannino MM, Chou R, Roth S, Roth JA et al. Suppressing malignant arrhythmias rapidly with oral amiodarone loading. Cardiology Board Review. 1993;10(11).
Kim, Soo G. ; Chung Whee Choue, Whee Choue ; Mannino, M. M. ; Chou, R. ; Roth, S. ; Roth, J. A. ; Desai, B. ; Ferrick, Kevin J. ; Fisher, John Devens. / Suppressing malignant arrhythmias rapidly with oral amiodarone loading. In: Cardiology Board Review. 1993 ; Vol. 10, No. 11.
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