Ewha Med J.  2020 Jul;43(3):49-52. 10.12771/emj.2020.43.3.49.

Anesthetic Management during Electroconvulsive Therapy

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  • 1Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 1Psychiatry, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Some patients with depression require electroconvulsive therapy performed undergeneral anesthesia. This requires rapid loss of consciousness, with minimal interferencefrom seizure activity, appropriate muscle relaxation status, prevention of hyperdynamicresponses to the electrical stimulus, and proper recovery of spontaneous ventilationand consciousness. The authors report the first case of electroconvulsive therapy performedwith the patient under general anesthesia at the Ewha Womans UniversityMedical Center, Korea.

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Anesthetics; Electroconvulsive therapy; Anesthesia, general; Seizures
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