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What does TdP stand for?

TdP stands for Torsades de Pointes (French: Twisting of the Points)

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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.
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.
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.