Tuesday, 18 December 2012

MALARIA: taking malaria treatment to heart

From:William Brieger

Date:Tue, Dec 18, 2012 7:44 am
treatment resulted in a higher incidence of sinus bradycardia than artemether-lumefantrine treatment in children with uncomplicated malaria, but no clinically significant rhythm disturbances were induced by combining artesunate with amodiaquine. These findings, although reassuring, may imply that non-amodiaquine based artemisinin combination therapy may be preferable for malaria treatment in patients who are otherwise at risk of cardiac effects. 

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