Acute psychosis leads to increased QT variability in patients suffering from schizophrenia.

@article{Br2007AcutePL,
  title={Acute psychosis leads to increased QT variability in patients suffering from schizophrenia.},
  author={Karl-J{\"u}rgen B{\"a}r and Mandy Koschke and Michael K Boettger and Sandy Berger and Alexander Kabisch and Heinrich Sauer and Andreas Voss and Vikram Kumar Yeragani},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2007},
  volume={95 1-3},
  pages={115-23}
}
Patients with schizophrenia have been reported to experience sudden cardiac death 3 times more likely than individuals from the general population. One important factor related to an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death is the prolongation of the QTc interval. This study examined whether acute psychosis might influence the beat-to-beat variability of the QT interval, which reflects effectively cardiac repolarization lability. High resolution electrocardiographic recordings… CONTINUE READING

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