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Torsade de pointes and sudden death

Nicol Ferrier

in Adverse Syndromes and Psychiatric Drugs

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9780198527480
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191769788 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198527480.003.0004
Torsade de pointes and sudden death

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Chapter 4 explores the relationship between antipsychotics and torsade de pointe and sudden death. QTc prolongation is considered in detail as it is a marker of arrhythmic risk. Arrhythmias and sudden death are not adverse events unique to antipsychotics but are recognized with an ever increasing number of drugs.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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