Editorial: Application of a vagal nerve stimulator in an epilepsy patient with cardiac pacemaker after post-ictal cardiac arrest: in ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, ISSN 0001-6314, vol 120, issue 2, pp 139-142
2009 (English)Other (Other academic)
In this case report we present a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) showing partial complex seizures and secondary generalization, and treated with several antiepileptic drugs. After two consecutive seizures she had an episode of cardiac arrest followed by AV-block III which led to the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker. She subsequently received a vagal nerve stimulator because of poor response to epilepsy treatment. Combined treatment with two different electromagnetic stimulators raises the question of safety during surgery which is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 120, no 2, 139-142 p.
epilepsy; vagal nerve stimulation; cardiac pacemaker; arrhythmia
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20210DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01123.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20210DiVA: diva2:233790