Preventing tomorrow's sudden cardiac death in epilepsy today: what should physicians know about this?

Preventing tomorrow's sudden cardiac death in epilepsy today: what should physicians know about this?

Autor Scorza, Fulvio Alexandre Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Colugnati, Diego Basile Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pansani, Aline Priscila Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sonoda, Eliza Yumi de Freitas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Arida, Ricardo Mario Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cavalheiro, Esper Abrão Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Approximately 1% of the population has epilepsy, the most common neurological disorder. Moreover, people with epilepsy are more likely to die prematurely than those without epilepsy, and the most common epilepsy-related category of death is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Information concerning risk factors for SUDEP is conflicting, but potential risk factors include: age, early onset of epilepsy, duration of epilepsy, uncontrolled seizures, seizure frequency, number of antiepileptic drugs and winter temperatures. Additionally, the cause of SUDEP is still unknown; however, the most commonly suggested mechanisms are cardiac abnormalities during and between seizures. This review discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, and preventative measures in the management of SUDEP.
Palavra-chave Epilepsy
Heart
Sudden cardiac death
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2008-01-01
Publicado em Clinics. Faculdade de Medicina / USP, v. 63, n. 3, p. 389-394, 2008.
ISSN 1807-5932 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Faculdade de Medicina / USP
Extensão 389-394
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322008000300017
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000256919600017
SciELO S1807-59322008000300017 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/4176

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