Heart rate variability in patients with untreated epilepsy

@article{Persson2007HeartRV,
  title={Heart rate variability in patients with untreated epilepsy},
  author={H{\aa}kan Persson and Mats Ericson and Torbjōrn Tomson},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={504-508}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported reduced heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with chronic epilepsy under treatment with antiepileptic drugs. This impairment in cardiac autonomic control might be of relevance in relation to the risk of sudden unexpected death in patients with chronic refractory epilepsy. Little information is, however, available on HRV in untreated patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. METHODS We used spectral analysis to assess HRV based on 24h ambulatory EKG… CONTINUE READING

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