Cardiovascular morbidity in high-risk patients during ECT.

  title={Cardiovascular morbidity in high-risk patients during ECT.},
  author={E. Rice and L B Sombrotto and John C Markowitz and Andrew C. Leon},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={151 11},
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular events are the principal cause of medical morbidity in patients receiving ECT. To assess the risks of ECT for individuals with preexisting cardiovascular disease, the authors examined medical complications in older patients treated with ECT during a 1-year period. METHOD A case-control design was used in a review of the charts of 80 consecutive patients who received ECT from August 1990 to August 1991. On the basis of accepted clinical criteria, patients over 50 years… CONTINUE READING

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