Compare and contrast the pharmacology of digoxin and amiodarone.
This question required a structured approach to a comparative description of the pharmacology of
two commonly used and encountered drugs in intensive care practice. Candidates who did not
gain a sufficient mark, did so because of a poor knowledge of this topic, as well as a critical failure
to structure their answer.
References: Stoelting, Pharmacology and Physiology in Anaesthetic Practice pg 280 and 339,
Peck Hill and Williams, Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, pgs 224, 232