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, vol.36, no.6, pp.694-697, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2014.07.001
  • Title of Journal : GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.694-697

Abstract

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.