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Unusual and Early Hyperglycemia Following Amiodarone Infusion in Two Infants

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Amiodarone is an effective antiarrhythmic agent that is widely used for tachyarrhythmias, especially ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia. It has some mild short-term (e.g., skin rashes, gastrointestinal symptoms, and corneal microdeposits) and long-term side effects (thyroid dysfunction, visual disturbances, pulmonary infiltrates, ataxia, and hepatitis). We present two infants who had hyperglycemia following amiodarone infusion during the early postoperative period.

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Yildirim, S., Azak, E., Varan, B. et al. Unusual and Early Hyperglycemia Following Amiodarone Infusion in Two Infants. Pediatr Cardiol 26, 715–716 (2005).

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