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Macrolides are a group of antimicrobial drugs used widely, being well known for their adverse cardiac effects. Erythromycin and clarithromycin are most commonly associated with these conditions. In recent years, azithromycin (AZM) has been assessed because of its possible relation to arrhythmias (mainly QT interval prolongation) and risk of cardiovascular death.1 The pharmacodynamics of these effects is complex and the occurrence of cardiovascular death is unpredictable.2 However, all published manuscripts on the cardiac effects of AZM to date are cases in adults or …
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