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Application of a vagal nerve stimulator in an epilepsy patient with cardiac pacemaker after post-ictal cardiac arrest.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19053951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this case report we present a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) showing partial complex seizures and secondary generalization, and treated with several antiepileptic drugs. After two consecutive seizures she had an episode of cardiac arrest followed by AV-block III which led to the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker. She subsequently received a vagal nerve stimulator because of poor response to epilepsy treatment. Combined treatment with two different electromagnetic stimulators raises the question of safety during surgery which is discussed.
R C?ceres; J Richter; K S?fstr?m; A-M Landtblom
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1600-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-22     Completed Date:  2009-09-07     Revised Date:  2010-04-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Hospital, Link?ping, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / therapy*
Atrioventricular Block / etiology
Combined Modality Therapy
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / complications,  therapy*
Heart Arrest / etiology
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Comment In:
Acta Neurol Scand. 2010 Apr;121(4):285-6; author reply 287-8   [PMID:  20175760 ]

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