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what are the risks of ect on a 72 year old woman who has recently had a triple bypass and suffers from bipolar (having just rece

Posted by bridget

I am asking in regard to my mother - during previous depressive episodes ECT has been the only thing to elevate her depression allowing her to go home with my father.  Obviously having recently had major cardiac surgery my father, brother and myself have concerns in regard to ECT being used this time (it was suggested by the pyschiatrist yesterday).  Therefore any information you could give would be appreciated.
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