Psychotropic drugs and the ECG: focus on the QTc interval.

  title={Psychotropic drugs and the ECG: focus on the QTc interval.},
  author={Paul J Goodnick and Jason M Jerry and Francisco de la Parra},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  volume={3 5},
The QT interval measuring depolarisation and repolarisation has, when lengthened, been implicated as a risk factor for the development of torsades de pointes and sudden death, particularly in patients predisposed to these complications due to cardiovascular impairment. Since some of the medications used in psychiatry have been implicated, an extensive review of available literature was made of the major classes, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, lithium, anticonvulsants and… CONTINUE READING