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Amiodarone 'surveillance'

Amiodarone is a potentially toxic drug so it is important that once started on the drug, the GP and Hospital teams collaborate in monitoring for adverse events. A few protocols are discussed in this article. http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/amiodarone-surveillance/

'Pill-in-the-pocket'

Many of our patients who suffer from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation take medication only when 'attacks' of atrial fibrillation occur. The technique is discussed here, along with links to 'the evidence' http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/pill-pocket-flecainide/