QTc Prolongation Risk Management in Hospital Patients
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 3, March 2018
Thomas Jordan, MD
Dr. Jordan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Many of the medications we prescribe, most notably antipsychotics and antidepressants, have some risk of QTc prolongation. Since it’s rare to have complications of a prolonged QTc interval—such as torsades de pointes (TdP) and sudden cardiac death—clinics and hospitals typically don’t screen for it using electrocardiograms (ECG).