Does hyperventilation elicit epileptic seizures?

  title={Does hyperventilation elicit epileptic seizures?},
  author={Mark D. Holmes and Asanka S Dewaraja and Sampsa Vanhatalo},
  volume={45 6},
PURPOSE Voluntary hyperventilation has been advocated for many decades as an "activating" procedure to provoke clinical seizures and epileptiform discharges in subjects with suspected epilepsy who undergo standard EEG recordings. This study was undertaken to determine the effects of hyperventilation in patients with proven epilepsy. METHODS We examined the records of 433 consecutive patients with proven epilepsy, as documented by long-term video-EEG studies. The patients underwent 5 min of… CONTINUE READING
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