Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research suggests people who suffered fatal cardiac arrest were more likely to have taken antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs than those who survived heart attacks. But the findings haven’t been confirmed elsewhere, and it’s not clear whether the medications directly cause any problems. Those who take the drugs could have other medical issues that contribute to a higher death rate, the researchers noted.

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