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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a patient with a dual-chamber sensing, VDDR pacemaker.

Authors
  • Giltay, Erik J
  • Kho, King H
  • Keijzer, L T M
  • Leijenaar, Marcel
  • van Schaick, Henry W
  • Blansjaar, Ben A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of ECT
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
35–38
Identifiers
PMID: 15793358
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presence of a pacemaker should not be a contraindication to receiving ECT. There was no need to convert the pacemaker to a fixed rate pacing or deactivate the pacemaker before ECT. However, careful monitoring for potential pacemaker interference by medical staff experienced in pacemaker management is advised during the first ECT sessions for patients with pacemakers.

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