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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 368-370

Occurrence of Ventricular Ectopics In A Patient with Therapeutic Lithium Level


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore-560 034, India
2 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore-560 034, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore-560 034, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore-560 034, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita Simon Kurpad
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore-560 034
India
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A young male with bipolar affective disorder, mania with psychotic features was started on lithium therapy. Four days later, he developed an irregular pulse on a lithium level of 0.45 mmol/L. An ECG showed multiple unifocal ventricular ectopics. The cardiac arrhythmia disappeared when lithium was discountinued.



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