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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can antipsychotic meds cause diastolic heart dysfunction/failure? i am currently on 15mg saphris (asenapine) and 150mg seroquel xr plus various other drugs

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Dr. AUSTINA CHO
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Not likely: Antipsychotics should be used w/ caution in people w/ heart disease as they may exacerbate preexisting conditions. However, i haven't heard of saphris (asenapine) ; seroquel directly causing diastolic heart failure. If you suffer from other medical illnesses such as sleep apnea, diabetes, ; high blood pressure, then they are the more likely causes.
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