Cardiac troponin levels following monitored epileptic seizures

Bryan K Woodruff, Jeffrey W. Britton, S. Tigaran, Gregory D Cascino, M. F. Burritt, J. P. McConnell, J. Ravkilde, H. Molgaard, F. Andreasen, M. Dam, Allan S Jaffe

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Abstract

Cardiac arrhythmia associated with myocardial injury is a proposed mechanism for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. The authors measured serial cardiac troponin levels in 11 patients after monitored seizures. Using highly sensitive assays and criteria, no troponin elevations were seen, indicating that myocardial injury does not occur during uncomplicated seizures. An elevation in postictal troponin elevations should suggest the presence of cardiac injury secondary to neurocardiogenic mechanisms or primary cardiac factors, prompting further evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1690-1692
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume60
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 27 2003

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Troponin
Epilepsy
Wounds and Injuries
Seizures
Sudden Death
Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Woodruff, B. K., Britton, J. W., Tigaran, S., Cascino, G. D., Burritt, M. F., McConnell, J. P., ... Jaffe, A. S. (2003). Cardiac troponin levels following monitored epileptic seizures. Neurology, 60(10), 1690-1692.

Cardiac troponin levels following monitored epileptic seizures. / Woodruff, Bryan K; Britton, Jeffrey W.; Tigaran, S.; Cascino, Gregory D; Burritt, M. F.; McConnell, J. P.; Ravkilde, J.; Molgaard, H.; Andreasen, F.; Dam, M.; Jaffe, Allan S.

In: Neurology, Vol. 60, No. 10, 27.05.2003, p. 1690-1692.

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Woodruff, BK, Britton, JW, Tigaran, S, Cascino, GD, Burritt, MF, McConnell, JP, Ravkilde, J, Molgaard, H, Andreasen, F, Dam, M & Jaffe, AS 2003, 'Cardiac troponin levels following monitored epileptic seizures', Neurology, vol. 60, no. 10, pp. 1690-1692.
Woodruff BK, Britton JW, Tigaran S, Cascino GD, Burritt MF, McConnell JP et al. Cardiac troponin levels following monitored epileptic seizures. Neurology. 2003 May 27;60(10):1690-1692.
Woodruff, Bryan K ; Britton, Jeffrey W. ; Tigaran, S. ; Cascino, Gregory D ; Burritt, M. F. ; McConnell, J. P. ; Ravkilde, J. ; Molgaard, H. ; Andreasen, F. ; Dam, M. ; Jaffe, Allan S. / Cardiac troponin levels following monitored epileptic seizures. In: Neurology. 2003 ; Vol. 60, No. 10. pp. 1690-1692.
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