Drug-Induced Arrhythmias

Published: September 15, 2020

Stethoscope and capsule with medicine lie on form with cardiogram
  • Many commonly used medications from a wide array of drug classes may cause or worsen a variety of arrhythmias.
  • While many clinicians and investigators realize drugs can induce QT interval prolongation and torsades de pointes (TdP), drugs can also trigger or exacerbate other atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • This scientific statement is intended to increase awareness of specific drugs and drug classes that may cause arrhythmias, as well as awareness of distinct arrhythmias that drugs may induce.