Psychosis, depression, and high risk for sudden cardiac death: time for co-operation between psychiatrists and cardiologists.

@article{Brugada2012PsychosisDA,
  title={Psychosis, depression, and high risk for sudden cardiac death: time for co-operation between psychiatrists and cardiologists.},
  author={J. Brugada},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          687-8
        }
}
  • J. Brugada
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • European heart journal
  • This editorial refers to ‘Psychotropic medications and the risk of sudden cardiac death during an acute coronary event’, by J. Honkola et al. , doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehr368 Psychiatric patients have an excess rate of unexplained sudden death.1 Some studies have linked this to the disease itself and to an increased prevalence of other risk factors such as dyslipidaemia and diabetes in this population.2 However, a number of observations have suggested that the use of antipsychotic and… CONTINUE READING
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