Multifocal atrial tachycardia caused by risperidone

Oner T., AKDENİZ C., Adaletli H.

International Journal of Cardiology, vol.203, pp.855-857, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 203
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.10.234
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.855-857
  • Keywords: Multifocal atrial tachycardia, Antipsychotic drug
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic drug, is one of the most frequently used atypical neuroleptic drugs for the treatment of symptoms of behavioral disorders seen in autism. Although various cardiovascular side effects have been reported with risperidone, to our knowledge, it has not yet been reported that it can also result in multifocal atrial tachycardia. Based on the case reported herein, our aim is to bring awareness that risperidone may cause multifocal atrial tachycardia.