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J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007 Apr;18(3):243-6. Epub 2007 Jun 2.

Azithromycin as a cause of QT-interval prolongation and torsade de pointes in the absence of other known precipitating factors.

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Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Arrhythmia Service, Montefiore Medical Center/Cardiology-N2, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.

Abstract

During treatment with azithromycin, a 55 year-old woman developed a newly prolonged QT interval and torsade de pointes in the absence of known risk factors. Female gender and acute renal failure may be considerations in patients treated with azithromycin.

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PMID:
17546486
DOI:
10.1007/s10840-007-9124-y
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