New concerns over antipsychotics

Researchers have found strong evidence supporting a risk of acute myocardial infarction in patients taking antipsychotic drugs, especially in the first days of use.

A review of nine observational studies shows antipsychotic drug users are nearly twice as likely to experience a heart attack than non-users.

This risk is most pronounced in those with schizophrenia and for all patients within the first 30 days of