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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182321249
Images in Clinical ECT

The Telltale Heart or the Importance of the “Tap Test” in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Popeo, Dennis M. MD; Pasculli, Rosa M. BA; Kellner, Charles H. MD

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Abstract

Abstract: The “Tap Test” is a maneuver used to test the functioning of the electroencephalogram and electromyogram leads just prior to electroconvulsive therapy. Here we present a brief case and image that reinforces the importance of this simple test.

© 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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