QTc Prolongation and Ventricular Trigemini with Asenapine: A Case Report

Gill, Jesjeet Singh and Sulaiman, Ahmad Hatim (2017) QTc Prolongation and Ventricular Trigemini with Asenapine: A Case Report. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry, 29 (1). pp. 54-66. ISSN 1300-2163, DOI https://doi.org/10.5080/u18367.

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Asenapine is one of the newer atypical antipsychotics on the market. It is a sublingually administered drug that is indicated for the treatment of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is considered to be safe and well tolerated. Herein, we report a 71-year-old female with a history of bipolar disorder who had ventricular trigemini and experienced a large increase in her QTc interval after starting treatment with asenapine. These changes ceased following withdrawal of asenapine. In this case report, we discuss the importance of cardiac monitoring when switching antipsychotics, even to those that are considered to have low cardiac risk.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; therapeutic effectiveness; efficacy; effectiveness; common factors; specific factors
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 07:47
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 07:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22025

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