Seizure-induced asystole

Steckman, David; Katz, David; Sauer, William; Nguyen, Duy
September 2011
Heart;Sep2011, Vol. 97 Issue 17, p1457
Academic Journal
The article discusses the medical condition of a 48-year-old woman having intractable epilepsy. It mentions that in electroencephalography monitoring the woman experienced typical visual aura with onset seizure. It states that a sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is caused by a life-threatening ictal asystole. It suggests that to prevent SUDEP and epilepsy surgery, patients should have seizure provocation.


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