The fallout from the use of a heart medication on patients with EVD continues. At the Lakka Ebola Clinic in Sierra Leone, patients suffering from EVD were given high doses of cardiac drug known as Amiodarone. The IBT times report that such large amounts caused several medical complications.
The UK group that notified the authorities states “We were made aware of the experimental use of amiodarone very early on. Our immediate concerns were surrounding the use of amiodarone on this vulnerable and difficult group of patients with complex physiology and the concern that the toxic side-effects of amiodarone could in fact be contributing to increased morbidity within the ETC (Ebola Treatment Center).”
The UK team, composed of doctors, nurses, and paramedics, were volunteers. They were the hired by the National Health Service(UK) to work in Sierra Leone, The Guardian reported