Amiodarone: hemodynamic effect

Pharmacology

  • Mechanism of Action — Unclear (thought to be due to an anti-sympathethic and calcium blocking action)
  • Effects — antiarrhythmogenic
  • Time to onset — within the hour of IV administration
  • Major adverse effects — hypotension and bradycardia (which both can be prevented by slowing down the rate of the infusion).

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