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Letters Long QT syndrome

Don’t forget antipsychotics

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 23 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1061
  1. Detlef Degner, senior consultant
  1. 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Göttingen, Germany
  1. ddegner{at}

    Abrams and colleagues did not mention that antipsychotics can prolong the QT interval.1 2Such adverse cardiac reactions to psychopharmacological drugs are not uncommon and can …

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