Published online by Cambridge University Press: 13 June 2014
Clozapine, the drug of choice for treatment resistant schizophrenia, has a range of serious cardiac side-effects. This paper describes a fatal case of myocarditis in a 48 year old man four weeks after starting clozapine. In particular, this case illustrates how incipient the disorder can be and the need for a high level of suspicion. Difficulties in diagnosing clozapine induced myocarditis and ways to minimise its risk are also discussed.