Early seizure termination in ictal asystole

Epilepsy Res. 2011 Nov;97(1-2):220-4. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

Abstract

To evaluate the association between cerebral hypoperfusion and seizure termination, we compared seizure duration in seven patients with syncopal ictal asystole (IA), seven with non-syncopal ictal bradycardia, and ten with non-bradycardic seizures. Mean seizure duration was 34.4±13 s in IA, 67±28.9 s in ictal bradycardia, and 82.1±31.1 in non-bradycardic seizures. These were significantly different (ANOVA, p<0.02). This suggests cerebral hypoxia-ischemia favors seizure termination.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bradycardia / diagnosis
  • Bradycardia / etiology
  • Bradycardia / physiopathology*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation / physiology*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy / complications
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain / etiology
  • Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Syncope / etiology
  • Syncope / physiopathology*
  • Video Recording
  • Young Adult