Azithromycin as a cause of QT-interval prolongation and torsade de pointes in the absence of other known precipitating factors

Anna Kezerashvili, Himad Khattak, Aron Barsky, Reza Nazari, John D. Fisher

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During treatment with azithromycin, a 55 year-old woman developed a newly prolonged QT interval and torsade de pointes in the absence of known risk factors. Female gender and acute renal failure may be considerations in patients treated with azithromycin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2007



  • Azithromycin
  • LQTS
  • QT interval
  • Torsade de Pointes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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