Comparison of survival and other complications after heart transplantation in patients taking Amiodarone before surgery versus those not taking Amiodarone

Patrick J. Blomberg, Andrew D. Feingold, David Denofrio, William Rand, Marvin A. Konstam, N. A.Mark Estes, Mark S. Link

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Abstract

Concern exists regarding preoperative amiodarone use and complications occurring after heart transplantation (HT). During a 10-year period of performing HT, we found that patients treated with amiodarone before undergoing HT had decreased overall survival, required longer periods of ventilatory support, and were at increased risk for significant bleeding complications. These findings raise further concern about the use of amiodarone treatment in patients with heart failure before undergoing HT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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