People who had heart disease and were taking tricyclic antidepressants showed an increased risk of death. These antidepressants, which are known to raise the level of norepinephrine in the body, can cause heartbeat irregularities.
Self-defense: If you have heart disease and your doctor has put you on a tricyclic antidepressant, ask about alternatives.
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