Cardiac safety parameters of olanzapine: comparison with other atypical and typical antipsychotics.

@article{Czekalla2001CardiacSP,
  title={Cardiac safety parameters of olanzapine: comparison with other atypical and typical antipsychotics.},
  author={J{\"o}rg Czekalla and Sara Kollack-Walker and Charles M. Beasley},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 Suppl 2},
  pages={35-40}
}
Alterations of electrocardiogram results and cases of sudden cardiac death have been reported since the beginning of neuroleptic treatment. In particular, a temporal association exists between some antipsychotics and prolongation of the heart rate-corrected QT interval (QTc), an event that may increase the risk for developing a potentially fatal ventricular tachycardia arrhythmia known as torsades de pointes if it significantly exceeds normal intraindividual and interindividual variation… CONTINUE READING
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