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Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Review

Folk, Jeffrey W. M.D; Kellner, Charles H. M.D*; Beale, Mark D. M.D*; Conroy, Joanne M. M.D; Duc, Thomas A. M.D

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Anesthetic techniques have evolved to improve the comfort and safety of modern electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The authors review the literature and discuss the selection, preparation, and management from an anesthetic perspective. Specifically, the management of medications preprocedure and coexisting diseases is discussed. A review of induction agents, muscle relaxants, and other medications utilized in ECT is included.

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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