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Ictal Asystole: An Indication for Pacemaker Implantation and Emerging Cause of Sudden Death.
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PMID:  21819417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ictal asystole is being recognized as a potential mechanism of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We report a case of a patient without known cardiac disease presenting with ictal asystole resulting in syncope, trauma, and need for pacemaker implantation. The management of ictal asystole is also briefly reviewed. This case is notable for the asystolic episode wholly captured on video-electroencephalogram/electrocardiogram, the serious risk of trauma and death posed to the patient, and its implications for the mechanism of ictal asystole. This report will alert physicians to the possibility of ictal arrhythmias as a cause of syncope and SUDEP in vulnerable patients. (PACE 2011; 1-4).
Authors:
Samuel G Wittekind; Octavian Lie; Stephen Hubbard; Mohan N Viswanathan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2011, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Pediatric Residency Program Division of Neurology Division of Cardiology Division of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
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