The comparative effects of sevoflurane and methohexital for electroconvulsive therapy.

@article{Calarge2003TheCE,
  title={The comparative effects of sevoflurane and methohexital for electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Chadi A Calarge and Raymond R. Crowe and Samir D Gergis and Stephan Arndt and Robert P. From},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={221-5}
}
The standard anesthetic agent for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been methohexital. We compared sevoflurane, a short-acting halogenated anesthetic, to methohexital for induction in ECT. Twelve subjects received sevoflurane or methohexital on alternating treatment days. Seizure duration, time to administering ECT, emergence and recovery, as well as… CONTINUE READING