January 20, 2018

Dr. Lishan Aklog Answers Atrial Fibrillation Patient Question About Amiodarone

At StopAfib.org, we asked Dr. Lishan Aklog, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Heart and Lung Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, to address an atrial fibrillation patient question regarding the use of amiodarone for mini maze surgery. You will find his answer here:

FAQ:  Dr. Lishan Aklog Addresses Patient Question on  Whether to Use Amiodarone for Mini Maze Surgery


  1. If a patient has had prolonged QT with Rhythmol and Sotalol, is the chance greater for prolonged QT when starting Amiodarone?
    MD’s want to start this med concurrent with a second pulmonary vein ablation.

  2. Brenda,

    You can learn more about the bad effects of amiodarone at:

    If you would like further info, check out one of the medication sites – you will find the links to them at:

    Hope this helps.


  3. What are the long term effects of Amiodarone?