Sunday, July 07, 2013

Lower doses of IV diltiazem for rate control of atrial fibrillation

I was tipped off about this paper by a post at the Emergency Medicind PharmD blog. Apparently the dose of dilt for a fib rate control had not been well studied. In this study lower doses ( 0.2 mg/kg or less as an initial bolus) worked as well as the labeled doses and caused less hypotension.

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