Effects of Propofol or Etomidate on QT Interval During Electroconvulsive Therapy

ERDIL F., DEMIRBILEK S., Begec Z. , OZTURK E., Ersoy M. Ö.

JOURNAL OF ECT, cilt.25, ss.174-177, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/yct.0b013e3181903fa5
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.174-177


Background: Because patients with major depression have an altered autonomic nervous system activity, the risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death may be increased. In addition, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may cause an acute rise in QT dispersion, which may predispose to arrhythmias. In this study, we investigated the effects of propofol or etomidate on the corrected QT (QTc) interval during ECT in patients with major depression.