Numerous drugs 'spawn arrhythmias'

The American Heart Association has listed drugs of concern and offered new guidance

Scores of drugs can be associated with arrhythmias ranging from atrial fibrillation to torsades de pointes, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Members of two AHA committees reviewed more than 70 recent articles in order to develop the scientific statement, which addresses drug-induced bradyarrhythmias, supraventricular arrhythmias and ventricular arrhythmias.

Clinicians were already aware that several antiarrhythmic agents, antimicrobial drugs, psychotropic

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