Relationship between seizure episode and sudden cardiac arrest in patients with epilepsy: a community-based study.

@article{Stecker2013RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between seizure episode and sudden cardiac arrest in patients with epilepsy: a community-based study.},
  author={Eric C. Stecker and Kyndaron S. Reinier and Audrey Uy-Evanado and Carmen Teodorescu and Harpriya S Chugh and Karen Gunson and Jonathan Jui and Sumeet S Chugh},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={912-6}
}
BACKGROUND Among patients with epilepsy, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death. It is commonly thought that SCA in epilepsy occurs after a seizure, though the strength of evidence supporting this is limited. We sought to evaluate the relationship between seizures and SCA in patients with epilepsy. METHODS AND RESULTS From the ongoing Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, cases of SCA identified using prospective, multisource ascertainment (Portland metropolitan area, Oregon… CONTINUE READING
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