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EHJ paper underlines need for improved links between cardiologists and psychiatrists
Date:11/15/2011

Sophia Antipolis, 15 November 2011: People taking anti-psychotic drugs and anti-depressant drugs have a much higher risk of dying during an acute coronary event of a fatal arrhythmia than the rest of the population, finds a Finnish study published in the European Heart Journal.1

The study showed that the combined use of both antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs was associated with an even greater risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) during a coronary event.

"We've known for some time that mental disorders increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality, but it hasn't been clearly established if psychiatric disorders, such as depression or schizophrenia, predispose to the occurrence of cardiovascular events or if they increase the patient's vulnerability to suffer fatal outcomes during the event. For the first time, this study has shown us that it is the increased vulnerability during the event that is the determining factor," said Heikki Huikuri, the study's principal investigator from the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland). "It points to an urgent need to improve screening for cardiovascular risk factors in psychiatric patients."

The study shows, he added, that where possible, the combination of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications should be avoided, and that off-label use of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of pain and sleep disorders should be restricted.

The study was part of the larger Finnish Genetic Study of Arrhythmic Events (FinGesture), a prospective case-control study designed to compare genetic and other risk profiles of the victims of sudden cardiac death with the survivors of acute coronary events. Between 1998 and 2009 FinGesture collected data on 2732 consecutive victims of out of hospital sudden death from an area in Northern Finland, with each case having autopsy confirmation of sudden cardiac death during an acute coronary event. The control group was comp
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