Heart Obeys the Brain: Seizure Ceases Cardiac Rhythm
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2010
©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 33, Issue 8, pages e72–e75, August 2010
How to Cite
WOLBER, T., NAMDAR, M. and DURU, F. (2010), Heart Obeys the Brain: Seizure Ceases Cardiac Rhythm. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 33: e72–e75. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02712.x
- Issue published online: 3 AUG 2010
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 2010
- Received September 27, 2009; revised November 4, 2009; accepted November 17, 2009.
- vagal syndromes
Ictal asystole is a rare phenomenon which may contribute to sudden death during epilepsy. Here we describe a case of a 20-year-old woman with ictal asystole and normal findings during electrophysiologic study. This case illustrates that ictal asystole may occur in patients with electrically normal hearts. We provide pathophysiologic considerations and discuss therapeutic options. (PACE 2010; e72–e75)