Heart rate differences between right and left unilateral electroconvulsive therapy

C. M. Swartz, R. Abrams, R. D. Lane, M. A. DuBois, J. Srinivasaraghavan

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Abstract

Left and right unilateral electrode placements were alternately applied in electroconvulsive therapy given to 21 men with melancholia. Accompanying heart rate elevations were greater following right unilateral treatment than left unilateral, apparently because of longer persistence of peak rates. This is consistent with right cerebral hemisphere superiority in the control of heart rate activity in neurologicalIy intact humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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