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Clozapine-related myocarditis and cardiomyopathy in an Australian metropolitan psychiatric service

Reinemeyer, C R; Parsonage, William; Lange, Diana; Potter, Julia; Plever, Sally

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Objectives: Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy are rarely reported complications of clozapine treatment. The incidence of clozapine-related myocarditis has been variably reported at between 0.03% and 0.19% of initiations and cardiomyopathy has been reported even less commonly. In our Brisbane-based service, nine of 94 patients initiated on clozapine over the previous 3 years appeared to have experienced myocarditis or cardiomyopathy. The unique co-location of our service with a major cardiothoracic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77355
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2004.01481.x

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