Electrocardiography changes in bipolar patients during long-term lithium monotherapy

Altinbas K. , Guloksuz S., CAGLAR I. M. , CAGLAR F. N. T. , KURT E., Oral E. T.

GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY, cilt.36, sa.6, ss.694-697, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Cardiovascular side effects of lithium have been reported to occur mainly at higher-than-therapeutic serum levels. We aimed to investigate the impact of the long-term lithium use on electrocardiogram (ECG) parameters in association with the serum levels in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and in healthy controls (HCs) serving as the reference group.