The Effect of Antipsychotic Treatment on Recurrent Venous Thromboembolic Disease: A Cohort Study.

Ferraris A , Szmulewicz AG , Posadas-Martínez ML , Serena MA , Vazquez FJ , Angriman F
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Antipsychotic treatment is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic disease, an effect that seems to be constant across the spectrum of distinct agents. This study sought to delineate the effect of new antipsychotic use on the risk of recurrent thromboembolic events after a first episode of either deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

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