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Considering the use of anafrinal...Are tricyclics safe in cardiac patients particular anafrinal?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Close monitoring

Anafranil (clomipramine) is tricky in heart patients - it can prolong the qt interval, induce serious arrhythmias, increase the risk of heart attack and sudden death.
Let your doctor guide you. If you have a normal ekg and are stable, it can be used safely. Like everything in medicine (and life), it's a judgement call and the risks and benefits should be weighed.

In brief: Close monitoring

Anafranil (clomipramine) is tricky in heart patients - it can prolong the qt interval, induce serious arrhythmias, increase the risk of heart attack and sudden death.
Let your doctor guide you. If you have a normal ekg and are stable, it can be used safely. Like everything in medicine (and life), it's a judgement call and the risks and benefits should be weighed.
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