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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016, pp. 82-85
Bioline Code: mj16025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016, pp. 82-85

 en Olanzapine Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Puttegowda, Beeresha; Theodore, Joseph; Basappa, Ramesh & Nanjappa, Manjunath Cholenally


A 28-year-old male patient with bipolar disorder taking olanzapine and lorazepam for almost 10 years presented with weight gain, diabetes, and anasarca was examined in this study. Evaluation of the patient revealed he was in heart failure. The reason for his heart failure was ambiguous and an investigation into it revealed negative results. Literature search conducted showed a few reported cases of putative olanzapine induced cardiomyopathy. One such relatively rare case is presented here.

antipsychotics; olanzapine; cardiomyopathy; heart failure; etiology

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