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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128-129

Clozapine-induced cardiac failure

Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre, Kakkanad, Cochin 682030, Kerala, India

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Kuruvilla Thomas
Chief Psychiatrist, Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre, Kakkanad, Cochin 682030, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.31607

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A 73-year-old woman with dementia was given clozapine for treatment-resistant psychotic symptoms. Subsequently, she developed cardiac failure. Caution should be exercised when using clozapine, especially in the elderly.



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