Antenatal use of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and QT interval prolongation in newborns.

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OBJECTIVES Prolongation of the QT interval is a risk factor for sudden death. Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor antidepressants can prolong the QT interval and are widely used by pregnant women. Whether antenatal exposure to selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor causes QT prolongation in offspring is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the… (More)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2008-0658

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