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New anti-psychotic drugs may double heart risk

Posted on Jan 26, 2009 in Cardiovascular Health

Study: Meds for schizophrenia, biopolar disorder up chance of cardiac deathNEW YORK – Newer anti-psychotic drugs are no safer than older ones for the risk of suddenly dying from a heart problem, says a study that finds they roughly double that hazard. The older drugs had already been linked to an increased chance of sudden cardiac death, in which the heart loses its normal rhythm and can’t pump blood normally. The older and newer anti-psychotics had also been shown to boost the risk of death when used to treat agitation, aggression and delusions in elderly dementia patients. The...

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