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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 58 (2016) 2, 150 - 153

Case report

Fatal aortarupture following electroconvulsive therapy

S. Dogan, I. Aksoy, R.W. Kupka

Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is a highly effective and safe form of treatment in psychiatry. However, fatal cardiovascular complications are rarely discussed in the literature. We describe the case of a 49-year old man who died from a ruptured aorta following treatment with ect.

keywords cardiovascular complications, electroconvulsive therapy, mortality