• Mortality
  • Because implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are more effective than amiodarone in reducing mortality in high-risk patients with previous myocardial infarction, primary treatment should be an ICD. (aafp.org)
  • weeks after the initiation
  • In patients who also are taking digoxin and warfarin, physicians must pay close attention to digoxin levels and prothrombin time, keeping in mind that the effects of interaction with amiodarone do not peak until seven weeks after the initiation of concomitant therapy. (aafp.org)