Do second generation antipsychotics increase the risk of QT Prolongation?
|Year of publication||2007|
|Type||Article in Proceedings|
|Conference||Sborník abstrakt 3rd CINP Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, 1st CTNP Meeting|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||The QTc prolongation and potentially fatal arrhythmia known as torsade de pointes may be induced by some psychotropic drugs. Nowadays, second generation antipsychotics is considered the first choice treatment for schizophrenia. The frequency with which the atypical antipsychotics induce QT prolongation in a clinically relevant way remains largely unknown. The aim of study was to monitor the QTc prolongation in unselected population of psychiatric patients treated xith atypical antipsychotics.|