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Intraoperative Ketamine Versus Saline in Depressed Patients Undergoing Anesthesia for Non-cardiac Surgery

This study evaluates whether ketamine, given as part of an anesthetic, improves depression symptoms in depressed patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Half of participants will receive a ketamine infusion during surgery, while the other half will receive a placebo (normal saline) during surgery.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Drug: Ketamine
  • Drug: Normal saline (placebo)


Phase 4


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Patient presenting for non-cardiac, non-intracranial surgery

   - Major Depressive Disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Pregnant of breastfeeding women

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 80 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Boris D Heifets, MD, PhD