Cardiac safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in bulimic eating disorders

Cardiac safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in bulimic eating disorders

Author Van den Eynde, Frederique Google Scholar
Claudino, Angelica M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Campbell, Iain Google Scholar
Horrell, Linda Google Scholar
Andiappan, Manoharan Google Scholar
Stahl, Daniel Google Scholar
Schmidt, Ulrike Google Scholar
Institution Kings Coll London
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract BackgroundRepetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is increasingly used in research. However, cardiac safety is not routinely assessed.ObjectiveThis study aims to investigate cardiac safety of rTMS in people with a bulimic eating disorder.MethodsThirty-eight people with a bulimic disorder were enrolled in a randomized sham-controlled trial. High frequency rTMS was delivered to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.ResultsrTMS did not alter blood pressure or heart rate.ConclusionsOur findings indicated that this rTMS paradigm has no cardiac complications as assessed by blood pressure and heart rate. This adds to the emerging literature on the cardiac safety of rTMS. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords eating disorders
blood pressure
heart rate
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Date 2011-04-01
Published in Brain Stimulation. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 4, n. 2, p. 112-114, 2011.
ISSN 1935-861X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 112-114
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000290191100008

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