Electroconvulsive therapy after repair of cerebral aneurysm

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Abstract

There are cases in the literature describing the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with intracerebral aneurysms. We report the clinical course of a 60-year-old woman with a history of a recently ruptured intracerebral aneurysm and placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt that was successfully treated with ECT for major depressive disorder. Beta blockade with esmolol 20-50 mg was used to maintain her blood pressure, which ranged from 100/63 to 170/94 mm Hg. Propofol was used for anesthesia. There were no vascular complications secondary to the ECT procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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