Effect of d-sotalol on mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after recent and remote myocardial infarction
Drug Utilization Review
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Among the 1549 patients evaluated, administration of d-sotalol was associated with increased mortality, which was presumed primarily to be due to arrhythmias. The prophylactic use of a specific potassium-channel blocker does not reduce mortality, and may be associated with increased mortality in high-risk patients after myocardial infarction.