Heart Drug Linked To Pacemaker Need In Women

Law360, New York (August 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Women who take the heart medication amiodarone to treat a type of abnormal heart rhythm may have a greater chance of needing a pacemaker later in life, a new study indicates.

The findings, published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, note that only women showed increased odds of developing a slowed heart rhythm after taking amiodarone, which typically leads to a pacemaker insertion.

In the study, men did not register similarly significant results.

Women who took the drug to treat their heartbeat abnormality were...
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