Early seizure termination in ictal asystole

Brian D. Moseley, Gena R. Ghearing, Eduardo E. Benarroch, Jeffrey W. Britton

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To evaluate the association between cerebral hypoperfusion and seizure termination, we compared seizure duration in seven patients with syncopal ictal asystole (IA), seven with non-syncopal ictal bradycardia, and ten with non-bradycardic seizures. Mean seizure duration was 34.4 ± 13. s in IA, 67 ± 28.9. s in ictal bradycardia, and 82.1 ± 31.1 in non-bradycardic seizures. These were significantly different (ANOVA, p< 0.02). This suggests cerebral hypoxia-ischemia favors seizure termination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-224
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsy Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011


  • Epileptogenesis
  • Hypoxia-ischemia
  • Ictal asystole
  • Seizure termination
  • Syncope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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