Importance of cardiological evaluation for first seizures.

World J Clin Cases 2015 Apr;3(4):381-4

Ho Choong, Ibrahim Hanna, Roy Beran, Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871, Australia.

This paper reports two cases of long QT syndrome (LQTS) which presented with seizures as their initial feature. Case 1, AB was seen in emergency department with post-partum seizure, discharged and re-presented following cardiac arrest associated with LQTS. Case 2, CD presented initially with tonic-clonic seizure and because of experience with AB, CD was assessed for LQTS which was subsequently confirmed. The legal medicine experience re Dobler v Halverson, which involved a young boy with LQTS, who suffered cardiac arrest without prior diagnosis of LQTS, has reinforced the requirement to seriously consider LQTS as an aetiological factor in first seizure presentations.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v3.i4.381DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391010PMC
April 2015

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