Antipsychotics and the risk of sudden cardiac death.

  title={Antipsychotics and the risk of sudden cardiac death.},
  author={Sabine M. J. M. Straus and Gys{\`e}le S. Bleumink and Jeanne P. Dieleman and Johan van der Lei and Geert W 't Jong and Jan Herre Kingma and Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom and Bruno C. Stricker},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={164 12},
BACKGROUND Antipsychotics have been associated with prolongation of the corrected QT interval and sudden cardiac death. Only a few epidemiological studies have investigated this association. We performed a case-control study to investigate the association between use of antipsychotics and sudden cardiac death in a well-defined community-dwelling population. METHODS We performed a population-based case-control study in the Integrated Primary Care Information (IPCI) project, a longitudinal… CONTINUE READING