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Fetal heart rate decelerations during ECT-induced seizures: is it important?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12492807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is sometimes indicated during pregnancy and may offer advantages over pharmacotherapy for the patient and the fetus (1,2). However, very little data is available on the impact of epileptic or ECT-induced seizures on the fetus. We report a case of brief fetal heart rate decelerations in a fetus associated with maternal ECT-induced convulsions.
C DeBattista; M Cochran; J J Barry; J G Brock-Utne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-20     Completed Date:  2003-04-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder, Major / psychology,  therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy / adverse effects*
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*,  therapy*

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