A 27-year-old male asked:
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is amiodarone is suitable for 75 years old lady with the diagnosis of cld and acute sepsis and high urea creatinine?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Uncertain: Amiodarone is used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. It is fairly safe to use short term in patients suffering multiple organ failure.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
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Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Seems reasonable: Hard to say. Not sure what "cld" stands for in this case, but patients with sepsis are very, very sick and usually in the icu. To someone of that age a fast heart rate can sometimes do more harm than good, so a medicine like amiodarone can often help. Time will tell how she responds to the antibiotic meds to "turn the corner." her condition sounds serious to grave and should be monitored hourly.
Answered on Jul 6, 2013
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