Dementia Drugs Make the Ticker Sicker

Wilke, Allan J.
November 2009
Internal Medicine Alert;11/15/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p164
Cholinesterase inhibitors place patients at risk for syncope, bradycardia, permanent pacemaker insertion, and hip fracture.


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