Category: "SUDEP"

Heart Rate Variability Identified as Novel Biomarker for SUDEP

Heart Rate Variability Identified as Novel Biomarker for SUDEP

Heart rate variability (HRV), in particular, reduced low frequency power (LFP), appears to be a biomarker for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) when measured while individuals with epilepsy are awake, according to a study published online on December 14 in Neurology. “Low HRV strongly predicts an increased risk of sudden death in heart disease patients and all-cause […]

Startup developing device to prevent epilepsy-related death receives funding

Startup developing device to prevent epilepsy-related death receives funding

Neurava, a startup located in West Lafayette, Indiana, announced Monday (Nov. 1) that it has received more than $650,000 in seed funding led by Elevate Ventures with participation from Purdue Foundry, First Leaf Capital, UCB Biopharma, iO Life Ventures and angel investors. Neurava is developing a wearable device to monitor and alert for the impending risk of sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy […]

Targeted anti-epileptic therapies could reduce the frequency of SUDEP

Targeted anti-epileptic therapies could reduce the frequency of SUDEP

Epileptic patients’ individual characteristics are increasingly used to try to avoid sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Epilepsy is a neurological disorder caused by sudden excessive neuronal activity in the brain. Recurrent and unpredictable seizures are a hallmark of epilepsy, and these episodes can start at any age. Seizures can be caused by numerous factors, […]

Targeted anti-epileptic therapies could reduce the frequency of SUDEP

Personalized models superior to population-based estimates for predicting SUDEP

Models provided more accurate predictions of risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy than population-based estimates, according to results of a study that utilized a Bayesian logistic regression model. The models remained more accurate even when they were “generalized to unseen data,” researchers noted in Neurology. Ashwani Jha “Epilepsy is one of the leading causes of […]

Targeted anti-epileptic therapies could reduce the frequency of SUDEP

Epilepsy Discovery Reveals Why Some Seizures Prove Deadly

Researchers ID Potential Way to Prevent Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on the No. 1 cause of epilepsy deaths, suggesting a long-sought answer for why some patients die unexpectedly following an epileptic seizure. The researchers found that a certain type of seizure is associated […]

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