Electrocardiographic and Echocardiographic Changes Associated With Malignant Catatonia

BRADLEY F. BOEVE, TERESA A. RUMMANS, KEMUEL L. PHILBRICK, MARK J. CALLAHAN

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Abstract

We describe a case of malignant catatonia manifested by catatonic symptoms, fever, hemodynamic instability, and acute neurologic decline that was associated with electrocardiographic and echocardiographic abnormalities similar to those noted in patients with other central nervous system processes. The patient's electrocardiographic and echocardiographic abnormalities resolved after successful electroconvulsive therapy for the underlying neuropsychiatric disorder. The theoretic, physiologic, and clinical significances of this case are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-650
Number of pages6
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume69
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • ECG
  • ECT
  • electrocardiographic
  • electroconvulsive therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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