Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation.

@article{Stllberger2005AntipsychoticDA,
  title={Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation.},
  author={Claudia St{\"o}llberger and Johannes Huber and Josef Finsterer},
  journal={International clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          243-51
        }
}
  • Claudia Stöllberger, Johannes Huber, Josef Finsterer
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    2005
  • Medicine
  • Antipsychotic drugs (AD) are effective and frequently prescribed to more females than males. AD may cause serious cardiovascular side-effects, including prolonged QT interval, eventually leading to torsades de pointes (TdP) and sudden death. Epidemiologic data and case-control studies indicate an increased rate of sudden death in psychiatric patients taking AD. This review summarizes current knowledge about the QT prolonging effects of AD and gives practical suggestions. Amisulpride, clozapine… CONTINUE READING

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