Cardiovascular side effects of newer antidepressants

Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2007 Sep;7(3):305-9.


We review the cardiovascular effects of newer antidepressants. Although further studies are warranted, the safety of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors on patients with comorbid cardiac conditions is impressive. Newer antidepressants should be considered as first-line agents for the treatment of depression in patients with and without cardiovascular disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antidepressive Agents / adverse effects*
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / chemically induced*
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Depressive Disorder / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors / adverse effects


  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors