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CASE REPORTS TREATMENT OF A CASE OF PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION COMPLICATED BY AORTIC HOMOGRAPH REPLACEMENT
J. WEATHERLY; L. M. VILLIEN
Am J Psychiatry 1958;114:1120-1121.
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V.A. Center, Gulfport Div., Biloxi, Miss.

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1. A 53-year-old man with an acute psychotic depression received electric shock treatment a year after an aneurysm of his descending thoracic aorta was replaced by a homograph.2. Although the patient also had hypertension, good clinical results were obtained without the development of untoward cardiovascular effects.3. It is not considered that an aortic homograph is a contraindication to electric shock treatment.

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