Senior patients on antipsychotics show higher heart risk

12/29/2013 | Family Practice News

An analysis revealed senior patients aged 70 and older who used antipsychotic medications such as haloperidol, flupentixol and chlorprothixene had a significantly greater risk of major adverse cardiovascular events than those who did not take the drugs, particularly during the first few weeks of treatment. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association meeting.

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