A case of mistaken identity: asystole causing convulsions identified using implantable loop recorder

Int J Med Sci. 2010 Jun 21;7(4):209-12. doi: 10.7150/ijms.7.209.


We present herein an interesting tracing of a patient who suffered from recurrent episodes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) associated with convulsive activity thought to be due to epilepsy or conversion disorder.

Keywords: Asystole; implantable loop recorder; transient loss of consciousness.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Conversion Disorder / diagnosis
  • Conversion Disorder / pathology
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy / pathology
  • Female
  • Heart Arrest / diagnosis*
  • Heart Arrest / pathology
  • Humans
  • Seizures / pathology*
  • Unconsciousness / pathology