Category: "SUDEP"

Cardiac Pathology in SUDEP Compared With Sudden Arrhythmic or Traumatic Deaths

Cardiac Pathology in SUDEP Compared With Sudden Arrhythmic or Traumatic Deaths

There does not appear to be a higher prevalence of cardiac fibrosis among patients with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) compared with patients with autopsy-defined sudden arrhythmic death (SAD) or traumatic death, according to a study published in Neurology. Using data from the Postmortem Systematic Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) study, researchers identified […]

Social Events May Raise Risk of Status Epilepticus

Social Events May Raise Risk of Status Epilepticus

Birthdays. Christmas. New Year’s Eve. All can be times for celebration, but researchers have discovered that such occasions might bring increased risks for patients with epilepsy. These special days and other social events can precede status epilepticus (SE), seizures that last more than 5 minutes or occur in a series without a patient’s complete recovery […]

Brain MRI May Flag SUDEP Risk

Brain MRI May Flag SUDEP Risk

MRI of the brain can detect potentially life-threatening brainstem damage in patients with epilepsy, suggesting the test could be used as a biomarker to identify those at risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), new research shows.   “When we looked at the brain stem of people who died from SUDEP, we saw that […]

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