Steve Kisely

Journal article

Echocardiography and clozapine: is current clinical practice inhibiting use of a potentially life-transforming therapy?

Introduction Approximately 33% of patients with schizophrenia are treatment-refractory, yet clozapine remains underused, even though it is the most effective treatment. One barrier is routine echocardiography, which in Australia is performed before clozapine initiation, six months afterwards and then annually. Elsewhere, such as in New...