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Resolution of Brugada-pattern ECG after withdrawal of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine
  1. V Sawhney,
  2. G Thomas,
  3. P Webster,
  4. R Schilling
  1. Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Prof Richard Schilling, Department of Cardiology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 60 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A7BE, UK; r.schilling{at}

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A 48-year-old school teacher was transferred to our institution after a syncopal episode, with unconsciousness lasting for approximately 1 min. A similar episode had occurred several years previously but had not been investigated. She had a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, for which she was taking paroxetine 10 mg daily. There was …

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