I remained in CCU for another 20 days on dopamine and doputamine in an effort to raise the BP and lower the heart
rate. I was hospitalized 5 more times in 3 months in respiratory distress, rapid heart
rate and low BP, each time given oxygen, put on dopamine and doputamine and told that the effects of the Amiodarone could remain in my system for 4 to 6 months. Six months went by and was told it could be 6 to 12 months. Twelve months went by and was told it could be 12 to 18 months.