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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2014.07.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.694-697
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


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.