Case report of phenothiazine-induced torsade de pointes

Journal Article

A patient with schizophrenia developed torsade de pointes, a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia, due to administration of phenothiazines. An intravenous infusion of isoproterenol improved the symptoms. The etiology and treatment of the syndrome are discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, WH; Weiler, SJ

Published Date

  • 1984

Published In

  • American Journal of Psychiatry

Volume / Issue

  • 141 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1265 - 1266