Venlafaxine and SCD Risk

Use of venlafaxine compared with other antidepressants and the risk of sudden cardiac death or near death: a nested case-control study — Martinez et al. 340: c249 — BMJ

Conclusions In this large, population based study, the use of venlafaxine was not associated with an excess risk of sudden cardiac death or near death compared with fluoxetine, dosulepin, or citalopram, in patients with depression or anxiety.

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