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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2011 Mar;60(3):217-20. doi: 10.4097/kjae.2011.60.3.217. Epub 2011 Mar 30.

Anesthetic care for electroconvulsive therapy during pregnancy -A case report-.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is recommended for patients with psychotic disorders that do not respond to medication. Usually, many psychotropic medications have teratogenic effects on the fetus. ECT seems to be a relatively safe and effective treatment during pregnancy. We report here on a 33-year-old primigravida patient in her third trimester receiving ECT.

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Anesthetic care; Electroconvulsive therapy; Pregnancy

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