Epilepsy or syncope? An analysis of 55 consecutive patients with loss of consciousness, convulsions, falls, and no EEG abnormalities.

@article{Rodrigues2010EpilepsyOS,
  title={Epilepsy or syncope? An analysis of 55 consecutive patients with loss of consciousness, convulsions, falls, and no EEG abnormalities.},
  author={Thiago da Rocha Rodrigues and Eduardo B Sternick and Maria da Consolaç{\~a}o Moreira},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={
          804-13
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with loss of consciousness and convulsion often have the diagnosis of epilepsy despite normal electroencephalograms (EEGs). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the proportion of patients referred to neurologists with presumed epilepsy and normal EEGs who have an alternative cause of syncope. METHODS It was a cross-sectional study of 55 consecutive patients aged 6-85 (41 +/- 24) years presenting with faints, falls, convulsions, and normal EEGs, who were referred to neurologists before… CONTINUE READING
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