Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors not linked to cardiovascular incidents

Written by Alice Weatherston

Investigation by a team at The University of Nottingham (UK), led by Carol Coupland (University of Nottingham), revealed that associations between a range of antidepressant drugs and the rates of three different cardiovascular outcomes in individuals with depression aged under 65 years were not significant. The research evaluated medical records from the UK QResearch database from 238,963 patients aged 20–64, all of which had been medically diagnosed with depression. All records were analyzed for the use of antidepressants and cardiovascular incidents, including heart attacks, strokes or transient ischemic attacks and arrhythmia. Details of antidepressants prescribed from a range of different...

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