Key references and resources discussed in the episode:
Key take-home points from the episode include:
- The risk of a prolonged QTc interval and torsades de pointes depends on patient clinical factors such as electrolyte disturbance or a history of cardiovascular disease, as well as medication history.
- CredibleMeds is a useful website categorising drugs by their potential to prolong the QTc interval.
- Electrocardiogram monitoring should be considered on an individual basis for those at highest risk.