Seizures terminable and interminable with ECT.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors discuss the incidence, detection, management, and significance of prolonged seizures with ECT and present a case example. They suggest that the incidence of this phenomenon may be underreported and that its occurrence may be linked to hyperoxygenation, the use of multiple-monitored ECT, and preexisting states of cerebral hyperexcitability. Since prolonged seizures may result in adverse metabolic changes, prompt detection and intervention are essential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiner, RD; Volow, MR; Gianturco, DT; Cavenar, JO

Published Date

  • November 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 137 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1416 - 1418

PubMed ID

  • 6776828

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.137.11.1416


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States