Alterations in P wave duration and dispersion in depressive patients following electroconvulsive therapy


AYDIN A., GÜMRÜKÇÜOĞLU H. A. , SELVİ Y., BEŞİROĞLU L., OZDEMIR P. G. , Ozdemir O., ...More

GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.34, no.2, pp.201-205, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2011.11.002
  • Journal Name: GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-205

Abstract

Objective: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) consists of controlled convulsive seizure by electric stimulation of the brain. Although various electrocardiographic (ECG) changes have been reported during ECT, atrial conduction has not been studied extensively. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of ECT on systemic arterial blood pressure and ECG parameters (P wave duration, P wave dispersion and heart rate).