Case Report: PDF OnlyElectroconvulsive Therapy in a Depressed Patient with a Functioning Ventriculoatrial ShuntCoffey, C. Edward M.D.; Hoffman, Graham M.D.; Weiner, Richard D. M.D., Ph.D.; Moossy, John J. M.D.Author Information Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine (Neurology), and Surgery (Neurosurgery), Duke University Medical Center, and The Durham VA Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A. Convulsive Therapy: December 1987 - Volume 3 - Issue 4 - p 302-306 Free Abstract Summary: We report a depressed man, with a ventriculoatrial shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus, who was successfully treated with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT). The management of patients who have brain shunts and who are referred for ECT is discussed. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.