The effect of electroconvulsive therapy on QT dispersion

Guler N., Bilge M., Eryonucu B., Kutanis R., Erkoc R.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.53, no.6, pp.355-358, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-358
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used frequently in psychiatric practice and various electrocardiographic (ECG) changes have been described during ECT. QT dispersion (defined as maximal QT interval minus minimal QT interval) as assessed on the surface electrocardiogram has been demonstrated to reflect regional inhomogeneity of ventricular repolarization. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of electroconvulsive therapy on QT dispersion.