The authors investigated whether patients with drug refractory epilepsy have cardiovascular abnormalities that might be related to a high frequency of sudden death. Twenty-three subjects underwent comprehensive cardiovascular evaluations before and during video-EEG monitoring. ST-segment depression occurred in 40% and was associated with a higher maximum heart rate during seizures. These data suggest that cardiac ischemia may occur in these patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Feb 11 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology