Antipsychotics and the risk of sudden cardiac death.

@article{Ray2001AntipsychoticsAT,
  title={Antipsychotics and the risk of sudden cardiac death.},
  author={Wayne A. Ray and Sarah Meredith and Purushottam B. Thapa and Keith G. Meador and Kathi Hall and Katherine T. Murray},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={
          1161-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Case reports link antipsychotic drugs with sudden cardiac deaths, which is consistent with dose-related electrophysiologic effects. Because this association has not been confirmed in controlled studies, we conducted a retrospective cohort study in Tennessee Medicaid enrollees, which included many antipsychotic users; there were also computer files describing medication use and comorbidity. The study was conducted before the introduction of risperidone and, thus, did not include the… 

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