Hypotension

MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 100

This week Pfizer seeks Emergency Use Authorization for their COVID-19 oral antiviral; A meta-analysis found commonly prescribed drugs were linked to orthostatic hypotension; A novel treatment is approved for polycythemia vera; A new program has been cleared to allow individuals to carry out remote endoscopy procedures; And the largest to date psilocybin trial shows promise in treatment-resistant depression. 

Antiarrhythmic Agent Linked to Patient’s Blue-Gray Skin Discoloration

A recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the case of a patient with persistent skin discoloration associated with the use of the antiarrhythmic agent amiodarone. The 81-year-old man presented to the emergency department after a fall, which was eventually attributed to orthostatic hypotension. His medical history included atrial fibrillation and…