CAMIATCanadian Amiodarone Myocardial Infarction Arrhythmia Trial
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These two studies are being referred to by the acronyms EMIAT, which stands for European Myocardial Infarct Amiodarone Trial, and CAMIAT, which stands for Canadian Amiodarone Myocardial Infarction Arrhythmia Trial.
Wyeth-Ayerst is very pleased by the consistency of the results of EMIAT and CAMIAT.
Cordarone has been used successfully for many years to prevent life-threatening refractory cardiac arrhythmias, but EMIAT and CAMIAT are the first large, well-controlled clinical trials to demonstrate that Cordarone favorably affects outcome in patients who have recently sustained a myocardial infarction and who have ventricular arrhythmias or poor left ventricular function.