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Efficacy and safety profile of dronedarone in clinical practice. Results of the Magdeburg Dronedarone Registry (MADRE study).
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PMID:  22781508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Dronedarone is a new antiarrhythmic agent that has only recently been approved for the therapy of atrial fibrillation (AF). Results regarding a broader spectrum of patients and experience accumulated in clinical practice are still very scarce. Therefore, we prospectively investigated the efficacy and tolerance of dronedarone in a real life setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included 191 patients (85 women) aged 63±9.9years with a history of paroxysmal or persistent AF. Follow-up time was 14.3±4.9months. In patients with persistent AF, sinus rhythm was restored using electrical cardioversion prior to dronedarone administration. Each patient underwent standard ECG on a daily basis during the first 4days of treatment, and on days 7, 30 and 90, resp. After that, the patients had a follow-up visit every three months. Creatinine, creatine kinase, and hepatic enzymes were closely monitored. Clinical history was meticulously taken at multiple follow-up visits. Dronedarone maintained sinus rhythm in 33.5% (95% CI: 27%-40%), and AF recurrence rate was high: 66.5% (95% CI: 60%-73%). Adverse effects occurred in 31.9% (95% CI: 27%-38%) of the patients and necessitated permanent discontinuation of dronedarone in 22% (95% CI: 17%-27%). CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that dronedarone may not be superior to available antiarrhythmic agents and caution against its use as a first line therapy in AF.
Samir M Said; Hans D Esperer; Kathrin Kluba; Conrad Genz; Anne K Wiedemann; Hagen Boenigk; Joerg Herold; Alexander Schmeisser; Ruediger C Braun-Dullaeus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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