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Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death 

Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
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Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
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Hamilton Hicks

, and Cenk Tek

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190625085.003.0042
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date: 17 August 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study on schizophrenia. The study authors sought to compare the safety of typical and atypical antipsychotics with regard to a fatal adverse event. Are atypical antipsychotic drugs associated with a lower risk of sudden cardiac death compared to typical antipsychotics? Starting with that question, this chapter describes the basics of the study, including the funding source, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, study endpoints, results, as well as criticism and limitations. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, discusses implications, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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