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Case Report

A Case of Fetal Tachycardia after Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Possible Effect of Maternal Hypoxia and Uterine Contractions

Table 1

Results of fetal heart rate monitoring and duration of maternal apnea at each ECT session.

ECTStimulus (%)Seizure duration, secondsFHR, bpmDuration of tachycardia, minutesUterine contractionMaternal apnea, seconds

115 93180–19060No110
210 69190–20030No 80
315100150N/AYes (20 minutes) 20
425 25180–190SeveralYes (15 minutes) 20
525 38150N/AYes (10 minutes) 20
625 73180–190Around 120Yes
(around 120 minutes)
20

All values except for seizure duration are approximate. ECT, electroconvulsive therapy; FHR, fetal heart rate; N/A, not applicable.

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