Comparison of two different dosages of esmolol in the prevention of hemodynamic response due to electroconvulsive therapy


Ekinci O., Turan F., Turan C., Caliskan M., Aydin N., Goren Z.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.20, sa.2, ss.145-152, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.145-152

Özet

Objective: Because of tachycardia and sudden hypertension due to sympathetic discharge during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), negative effects on many systems particularly cerebrovascular and coronary problems could occur. Hence it is very important to keep patients in stable hemodynamic status. Drugs used during ECT, which is a brief procedure, must have short half lives and fast metabolism features, but also should not effect seizure duration. In our study we aimed to compare the effect of two different doses of beta adrenergic blocker esmolol, which has a short half life, in preventing hemodynamic response.