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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-7  

Use of nitroglycerin ointment to prevent hypertensive response during electroconvulsive therapy--a study of 50 cases.

AL Parab, LS Chaudhari, J Apte 
 Dept of Anaesthesia, Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

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A L Parab
Dept of Anaesthesia, Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

Fifty patients of either sex, aged between 20 and 60 years undergoing electroconvulsive therapy were included in our study. Each patient was used as his/her own control. We observed the cardiovascular changes without nitroglycerin ointment in the first sitting and in the next sitting with the application of 2 inches of 2% nitroglycerin ointment 45 min before the electroconvulsive therapy. Arterial blood pressure and heart rate increase during electroconvulsive therapy can be effectively attenuated by application of 2 inches of 2% nitroglycerin ointment 45 min before the electroconvulsive therapy (p < 0.001 and p < 0.01 resp.). This may be especially beneficial for patients who are at increased risk of myocardial ischemia and stroke.


How to cite this article:
Parab A L, Chaudhari L S, Apte J. Use of nitroglycerin ointment to prevent hypertensive response during electroconvulsive therapy--a study of 50 cases. J Postgrad Med 1992;38:55-7


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Parab A L, Chaudhari L S, Apte J. Use of nitroglycerin ointment to prevent hypertensive response during electroconvulsive therapy--a study of 50 cases. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1992 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];38:55-7
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