Posted by Abby Cunningham on December 2, 2010, at 13:22:07
In reply to TCA's Linked To Cardiovascular risk, posted by Phillipa on December 1, 2010, at 13:35:13
I for one developed Supra Ventricular Tachycardia while on amitriptyline, and cannot take a TCA because of it. That is my own personal experience. I never had it before taking the TCA, and now I am on calcium channel blocker for the rest of my life to keep my heart rhythm normal. (I ended up in the hospital with a heart rate of 228 while on the Elavil).
Is SVT a disease? Is it CVD? I'm not sure, but don't discount drug-caused "conditions". I'm living proof.