Alteration of cardiac function in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy: different roles of EEG-ECG monitoring and spectral analysis of RR variability.

@article{Massetani1997AlterationOC,
  title={Alteration of cardiac function in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy: different roles of EEG-ECG monitoring and spectral analysis of RR variability.},
  author={Roberto Massetani and Giancarlo Strata and Renato Galli and Sara Gori and C Gneri and Ugo Limbruno and Domenica Di Santo and Mario Mariani and L. Murri},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={363-9}
}
PURPOSE Because several reports have described the relation between epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmias and suggest that changes in autonomic neural control of the heart could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden unexplained death in patients with epilepsy, the aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac function in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS Sixty-five patients with epilepsy were evaluated by simultaneous ambulatory 24-h EEG-ECG monitoring, and in 30 of these, power… CONTINUE READING