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The electrocardiograph (ECG) in a first seizure clinic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18556219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An electrocardiograph (ECG) is recommended as an investigation in all patients with seizures or suspected seizures. However the incidence of abnormal ECGs in patients presenting to the first seizure clinic is unknown. This study examines 161 patients in a first seizure clinic and describes the ECG abnormalities found. Although 17 patients were found to have abnormal ECGs only one was found to have significant cardiac disease. We conclude that serious ECG abnormalities are rare but other abnormalities are common and that close cooperation between cardiology and neurology is important.
Authors:
Sui Hsien Wong; Philip Adams; Margaret Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seizure     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1059-1311     ISO Abbreviation:  Seizure     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-14     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  2014-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306979     Medline TA:  Seizure     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  707-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Ambulatory Care / standards,  statistics & numerical data
Electroencephalography / methods*,  standards*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Seizures / diagnosis*
Young Adult

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