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Prolongation of the QT interval predisposes the patient to development of a potentially lethal ventricular tachycardia known as Torsades de Pointes.
While the vast majority of individuals with QT prolongation have no heart rhythm abnormalities, it is a recognized risk factor for a rare but dangerous arrhythmia called torsades de pointes.
There have been postmarketing reports of torsades de pointes associated with citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) approved for treating depression in 1998 and marketed as Celexa by Forest Laboratories.
Using the drugs together could lead to fainting and cause an abnormal heart rhythm known as torsades de pointes.
An electrocardiogram showed ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) triggering torsades de pointes (TdP) (Figure 2).
Prolonged QT interval and torsades de pointes caused by the combination of fluconazole and amitriptyline.
Although a link between the use of typical anti-psychotic drugs and both torsades de pointes (a form of heart disorder) and sudden cardiac death has been established, this risk was thought to be lower with the use of atypical drugs," the authors wrote.
A 2007 study from the Mayo Clinic reported no documented cases of torsades de pointes among the 16,791 patients exposed to droperidol over the 3-year period preceding the black box warning.