Sinus arrest due to sertraline

Kocabay G., Yildiz M., Duran N. E., Ozkan M.

Clinical Cardiology, vol.33, no.6, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clc.20647
  • Journal Name: Clinical Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with established safety for the treatment of depression. Among the common adverse effects associated with sertraline are nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, somnolence, and dizziness. Cardiac arrest had not been reported in the literature, although tachycardia was frequently seen. In this case report, a patient was presented who had adverse reactions such as nausea, dizziness, insomnia under citalopram treatment, and after his drug was changed to sertraline, developed sinus arrest on the fourth day of treatment. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.