Torsade de pointes induced by short-term oral amiodarone therapy

Hong Euy Lim, Hui Nam Pak, Jeong Cheon Ahn, Woo Hyuk Song, Young Hoon Kim

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    Abstract

    Although amiodarone appears to have few pro-arrhythmic effects, torsade de pointes (TdP) has been observed during long-term drug administration, usually in conjunction with electrolyte disturbances, a change in drug dosage, or concomitant drug therapy. We report two cases of amiodarone-induced TdP shortly after administration of a low dose of oral amiodarone, in the absence of predisposing factors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1051-1053
    Number of pages3
    JournalEuropace
    Volume8
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec

    Keywords

    • Amiodarone
    • QT prolongation
    • Torsade de pointes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Physiology (medical)

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