This retrospective population-based cohort of patients on amiodarone assessed the incidence and presentation of amiodarone-associated neurotoxicity. They found 3% of patients on amiodarone experienced neurotoxicity, consisting of tremor, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, and cognitive impairment. These correlated directly with duration of treatment, and was usually reversible with cessation of treatment (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.