Can J Cardiol 2017 Dec 11;33(12):1577-1586. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
Research Centre, Montreal Heart Institute and Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Institute of Pharmacology, West German Heart and Vascular Center, Faculty of Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany. Electronic address:
Drugs that act on mental state, generally termed "psychoactive agents," are among the most widely used medications in medicine. Psychoactive agents can affect the cardiovascular system and must be used carefully to avoid negative cardiovascular consequences. In the present article we review the potential adverse cardiovascular consequences of psychoactive medications and provide suggestions for practical approaches to avoiding them. Read More