Plasma cortisol, PRL, ACTH, AVP and corticotrophin releasing hormone responses to direct current cardioversion and electroconvulsive therapy.

@article{Florkowski1996PlasmaCP,
  title={Plasma cortisol, PRL, ACTH, AVP and corticotrophin releasing hormone responses to direct current cardioversion and electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Christopher Michael Florkowski and Ian George Crozier and Susan Nightingale and Margaret J Evans and Margarette Jane Ellis and Peter R. Joyce and Richard A. Donald},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate and contrast the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) response to direct current (DC) cardioversion and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). SUBJECTS Six male subjects (mean age 61.2 years, range 46-74) with chronic atrial fibrillation were selected for cardioversion. Six subjects with depression (one male, five female; mean age 43.2 years, range 31-59) were selected for ECT. Those taking glucocorticoid drugs, opiates or beta-adrenoceptor antagonists were excluded… CONTINUE READING