Protective effects of intramuscular glycopyrrolate on cardiac conduction during ECT

S. M. Shettar, L. Grunhaus, A. C. Pande, R. C. Tandon, Z. A. Kronfol, R. F. Haskett

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Abstract

The immediate effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on cardiac conduction, with or without anticholinergic (glycopyrrolate) premedication, were systematically assessed in 19 patients. The resumption of cardiac rhythm after ECT was significantly delayed in treatments without glycopyrrolate. There was no apparent clinical impact of this phenomenon, even though some patients showed asystole of up to 6 s during nonglycopyrrolate treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalConvulsive Therapy
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Shettar, S. M., Grunhaus, L., Pande, A. C., Tandon, R. C., Kronfol, Z. A., & Haskett, R. F. (1989). Protective effects of intramuscular glycopyrrolate on cardiac conduction during ECT. Convulsive Therapy, 5(4), 349-352.