Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a patient with a dual-chamber sensing, VDDR pacemaker.
- Published Article
The journal of ECT
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
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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