Myocarditis, pericarditis and cardiomyopathy in patients treated with clozapine

  • Wehmeier P
  • Heiser P
  • Remschmidt H
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Abstract

Clozapine is known to cause cardiac side-effects, including myocarditis, pericarditis and cardiomyopathy. Prompted by a case of clozapine-related pericarditis in our hospital we undertook a review of the literature for reports of myocarditis, pericarditis and cardiomyopathy occurring in patients treated with clozapine. This is the first comprehensive review of the literature on this topic.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Clozapine
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis

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Authors

  • P. M. Wehmeier

  • P. Heiser

  • H. Remschmidt

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