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Recurrent seizure diagnosed by the insertable loop recorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11046185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The Insertable Loop Recorder (ILR) has emerged as an important new tool in the diagnostic armamentarium for patients with syncope. METHODS AND RESULTS: A case report illustrates how the ILR unexpectedly led to the diagnosis of seizure as the explanation for a man's recurrent, but infrequent episodes of sudden loss of consciousness. CONCLUSIONS: This case raises the possibility that the development of implantable recording devices which monitor physiologic parameters other than cardiac rhythm (eg. brain, nerve or muscle activity) may provide the long-term monitoring capability needed to improve the diagnostic yield for conditions, such as seizures, which occur infrequently.
C S Simpson; M A Barlow; A D Krahn; G J Klein; R Yee; A C Skanes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1383-875X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-11     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708966     Medline TA:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arrhythmia Service, London Health Sciences Centre London, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Electrophysiology / instrumentation*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
Seizures / diagnosis*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Syncope / diagnosis*

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