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Medico-Legal Update - An International Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 11, Issue : 1

Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0973-5672.

Fatal cardiogenic shock after electroconvulsive therapy: A case report

Shrigiriwar Manish*Associate Professor, Bardale Rajesh**Lecturer

* Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Indira Gandhi Govt. Medical College, Nagpur.

** Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur.

Address for correspondence: Dr Rajesh Bardale, Lecturer Dept. of Forensic Medicine Govt. Medical College & Hospital Nagpur - 440 003. Email: bardalerv@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Modified electroconvulsive therapy is relatively safe procedure and on most of the instances, morbidity and mortality is related to cardiovascular complications. We report a case of fatal cardiogenic shock after electroconvulsive therapy.

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Keywords

cardiogenic shock, electroconvulsive therapy, death.

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