Fatal myocardial infarction and use of psychotropic drugs in young women.

@article{Thorogood1992FatalMI,
  title={Fatal myocardial infarction and use of psychotropic drugs in young women.},
  author={M. Thorogood and Peter Cowen and Jonathan Mann and Mike C Murphy and Misoprostol Vessey},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={340 8827},
  pages={1067-8}
}
We have observed an unexpected 17-fold increase in risk of fatal [corrected] myocardial infarction (relative risk 16.9, 95% confidence interval 3.9-72.8) associated with current use of psychotropic drugs. This incidental finding, in a case-control study of cardiovascular mortality in women aged 16-39 not designed to test any hypothesis about psychotropic… CONTINUE READING