Electroconvulsive therapy on the Roof of the World: The safety and efficacy of ECT in Tibetans living in high altitude climates

Electroconvulsive therapy on the Roof of the World: The safety and efficacy of ECT in Tibetans living in high altitude climates
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been widely used in many countries and diverse patient populations [1,2]. However, there are no reports on the safety and efficacy of ECT in patients living above 2500 m (8250 feet) or high altitude (HA) areas where arterial oxygen saturation levels begin to fall compared to low altitude (LA) areas. Residents living in HA areas adapt to the decreased oxygen saturation through genetic and physiologic changes including ventilatory responsiveness [3,4] and increased hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations [5]. ... read more
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