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Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report

Bahadir Demir, Handan Demirbas, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Gulcin Elboga, Abdurrahman Altindag.

Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is known to be the most effective treatment for patients with depression with psychotic features who are hospitalized, have a severe course, and have high risk for suicide. There are a few cases in the literature regarding the safety of ECT use in patients with a cardiac pacemaker. In this article, it was aimed to present the safe use of ECT in a patient who was hospitalized with the diagnosis of "Major depression with psychotic features" and had a cardiac pacemaker. In this patient with major depression who had a cardiac pacemaker, no complications developed during performing ECT for 7 sessions without using succinylcholine under general anesthesia and without setting the pacemaker. A cardiac pacemaker should not be considered a contraindication for the safe use of ECT, but controlled studies are needed in this regard.

Key words: Electroconvulsive Therapy, Cardiac Pacemaker, Depression


 
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Demir B, Demirbas H, Sahin SK, Elboga G, Altindag A. Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. PBS. 2021; 11(2): 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331


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Demir B, Demirbas H, Sahin SK, Elboga G, Altindag A. Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=43724 [Access: July 26, 2021]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Demir B, Demirbas H, Sahin SK, Elboga G, Altindag A. Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. PBS. 2021; 11(2): 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Demir B, Demirbas H, Sahin SK, Elboga G, Altindag A. Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. PBS. (2021), [cited July 26, 2021]; 11(2): 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331



Harvard Style

Demir, B., Demirbas, . H., Sahin, . S. K., Elboga, . G. & Altindag, . A. (2021) Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. PBS, 11 (2), 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331



Turabian Style

Demir, Bahadir, Handan Demirbas, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Gulcin Elboga, and Abdurrahman Altindag. 2021. Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (2), 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331



Chicago Style

Demir, Bahadir, Handan Demirbas, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Gulcin Elboga, and Abdurrahman Altindag. "Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11 (2021), 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Demir, Bahadir, Handan Demirbas, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Gulcin Elboga, and Abdurrahman Altindag. "Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11.2 (2021), 151-153. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Demir, B., Demirbas, . H., Sahin, . S. K., Elboga, . G. & Altindag, . A. (2021) Effective and Safe Use of ECT in Patient with Pacemaker: A Case Report. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (2), 151-153. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210112082331