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April 10, 1995

Long QT Syndrome During High-Dose Cisapride

Author Affiliations

From the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle.

Arch Intern Med. 1995;155(7):765-768. doi:10.1001/archinte.1995.00430070125014

The gastrointestinal prokinetic drug, cisapride, is widely used for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis and disorders of gastrointestinal motility. We present a case of acquired QT prolongation, syncope, and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia associated with high doses of cisapride.

(Arch Intern Med. 1995;155:765-768)