Principles of Toxicology: Amiodarone and the Liver

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Principles of Toxicology: Amiodarone and the Liver
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Principles of Toxicology: Amiodarone and the Liver
Amiodarone (
Cordarone
) is a medication that is used as treatment in patients with
atrial
fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Depending on the length of use and amount of time between symptoms and presentation Amiodarone can cause mild liver damage from reversible liver blood enzyme levels right through to acute liver failure and cirrhosis (Lee & Marks, 2011). The Food and Drug Administration ruled that Amiodarone can only be used in cases of “life threatening ventricular arrhythmias” but it is also used in
atrial
fibrillation (
Siddoway
, 2003, p.2189). As a rule liver toxicity occurs in patients that have...
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