Lack of heart rate variability during apnea in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)

@article{Nayak2015LackOH,
  title={Lack of heart rate variability during apnea in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)},
  author={Chetan Nayak and Sanjib Sinha and Madhu Nagappa and Kandivali Thennarasu and Arun B. Taly},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={1175-1183}
}
Apneas occurring during sleep may precipitate autonomic instability in epilepsy patients making them susceptible to sudden death (SUDEP). Literature on heart rate variability (HRV) during apnea among patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is sparse. The aim was to characterize the HRV during the peri-apneic/hypopneic period in patients with JME. Overnight polysomnography of 25 patients with JME (M/F = 14:11; mean age, 21.28 ± 4.34 years) and 25 gender-matched healthy controls (M/F = 11… CONTINUE READING
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