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J ECT. 2012 Jun;28(2):76. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182321249.

The Telltale Heart or the importance of the "Tap Test" in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

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  • 1Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. dennis.popeo@mssm.edu

Abstract

The "Tap Test" is a maneuver used to test the functioning of the electroencephalogram and electromyogram leads just prior to electroconvulsive therapy. Here we present a brief case and image that reinforces the importance of this simple test.

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