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Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 198–199 | Cite as

Alfentanil has no proconvulsive effect during electro convulsive therapy

  • Walter W. van den Broek
  • Theo H. N. Groenland
  • Arinardi Kusuma
  • Paul G. H. Mulder
  • Jan A. Bruijn
Correspondence

Keywords

Mean Arterial Pressure Alfentanil Etomidate Esmolol Electroconvulsive Therapy 
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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter W. van den Broek
    • 1
  • Theo H. N. Groenland
    • 1
  • Arinardi Kusuma
    • 1
  • Paul G. H. Mulder
    • 1
  • Jan A. Bruijn
    • 1
  1. 1.RotterdamThe Netherlands

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