The Effect of Lidocaine and Amiodarone on Prevention of Ventricular Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Yilmaz M., Aydin U., Arslan Z. I., Balci C., Kocogullari C. U., Ata Y., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.17, no.5, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.2014402
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Objective: Ventricular fibrillation is common after aortic declamping in patients undergoing open heart surgery. This situation has a negative impact on morbidity and mortality. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the effect of administering lidocaine versus amiodarone before aortic declamping during elective coronary bypass grafting, paying close attention to when the initial effect of amiodarone sets in.