Long QT syndrome during high-dose cisapride

Arch Intern Med. 1995 Apr 10;155(7):765-8.


The gastrointestinal prokinetic drug, cisapride, is widely used for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis and disorders of gastrointestinal motility. We present a case of acquired QT prolongation, syncope, and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia associated with high doses of cisapride.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cisapride
  • Electrocardiography
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Long QT Syndrome / chemically induced*
  • Long QT Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Piperidines / adverse effects*


  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Piperidines
  • Cisapride