I have been prescribed celexa for moderate to severe anxiety and depression.i have recently learned that our family has severe heart disease and death from heart related complications.another family member that is just two years older than myself has already had a 100%blockage in the heart that was completely unexpected or had any warning signs.i do not want to begin this medication if there is a chance that it negatively effects the heart muscle in any way long term or not.
no,in fact it has no effect on the heart at all.
The following study showed a slight decrease in the bpm (beats per minute) for patients using celexa compared to patients given a placebo. Although there is a change, it doesn't sound significant.
Electrocardiograms from Celexa (N=802) and placebo (N=241) groups were compared with respect to (1) mean change from baseline in various ECG parameters, and (2) the incidence of patients meeting criteria for potentially clinically significant changes from baseline in these variables. The only statistically significant drug-placebo difference observed was a decrease in heart rate for Celexa of 1.7 bpm compared to no change in heart rate for placebo. There were no observed differences in QT or other ECG intervals
- Celexa Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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