Category: "SUDEP"

Mini biopsies point to source of lethal seizures in model mice

Mini biopsies point to source of lethal seizures in model mice

Impaired electrical signaling from a subtype of neuron may contribute to the deadly seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, according to a new study in mice. Dravet syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy typically caused by mutations in the SCN1A gene, which encodes a subunit of a sodium channel that neurons need to generate and propagate action potentials. About a quarter […]

Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy

Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy

A collaborative trial led by researchers at Monash University and Alfred Health, in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital has detected a high incidence of irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest in people with chronic drug-resistant epilepsy, providing a new pathway for preventative treatment. The breakthrough finding suggests there is a link between […]

Be Alert To Social Media Posts Of Epilepsy Patients: It May Contain Warning Of Impending Death

Be Alert To Social Media Posts Of Epilepsy Patients: It May Contain Warning Of Impending Death

A study has found that how people behave on their social media could be a warning sign for people at risk of dying due to an epileptic seizure. Several studies have shown that at least one epileptic person dies for every thousand people suffering from epilepsy. But many deaths happen suddenly. Sudden Unexpected Death in […]

Could Facebook monitoring predict sudden epilepsy death?

Could Facebook monitoring predict sudden epilepsy death?

A study has suggested people with epilepsy may show patterns of activity and behavior on social media that could serve as an early warning signal for sudden death – a rare but much feared complication of the disease. The study was carried out in six individuals who suffered sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), with the researchers […]

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