Amiodarone – a brief explanation

Amiodarone is a drug that slows the electrical impulses to the heart. These impulses tell the heart how fast to beat and in what rhythm. It is mainly used for people with irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), but there is some evidence it can benefit patients with heart failure. However, no large and convincing studies have been done. Your GP probably will not prescribe amiodarone, but a heart specialist might.

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