May 22, 2020

Dofetilide Initiation and Implications of Deviation From the Standard Protocol - A Real World Experience

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Tawseef DarDhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Abstract

Manufacturer/federal drug administration (FDA) recommends inpatient initiation of dofetilide with the manufacturer providing an initiation algorithm. The outcomes of algorithm deviation have not been reported outside of clinical trials. We sought to perform a chart review of all the patients admitted for inpatient initiation of dofetilide to report on the incidence of protocol deviations and their implications. We performed a retrospective review of all patients over a 15-month periodwho were initiated on dofetilide for the very first time or reinitiated on dofetilide after a break of three months or more at our institution. We assessed data about patients who were given dofetilide without adherence to the protocol (i.e. protocol deviation). A total of 189 patients were included in the study with a median age of 66 ± 9 years. Mean baseline QTc interval was 436 ± 32 msec, and 61% (116/189) were in atrial fibrillation (AF) at the time of dofetilide initiation. In 9% (17/189) of patients, the drug was discontinued due to intolerance or inefficacy. Therapy in 49% (93/189) of patients was noted to deviate from manufacturer recommended protocol with deviations more than once in some patients during the same hospitalization. Baseline ...Continue Reading

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Study
Clinical Trials
Institution
Multicenter Study
Retrospective Studies
Atrial Fibrillation
Hospital Admission
Dofetilide
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Spatial Displacement

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