Seizures, syncope, or breath-holding presenting to the pediatric neurologist--when is the etiology a life-threatening arrhythmia?
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
Using case reports from their own experience and in the literature the authors illustrate the difficulty in distinguishing non-life threatening causes, including epilepsy, from a serious cardiac arrythmia when evaluating children with paroxysmal events. Focusing on long QT syndrome, they suggest an approach for the pediatric neurologist that utilizes the electrocardiogram recorded during the electroencephalogram--direct measurement of the corrected QT interval. This approach requires knowledge of the distribution of the corrected QT interval in long QT syndrome.
- Allan, WC; Gospe, SM
- March 2005
Volume / Issue
- 12 / 1
Start / End Page
- 2 - 9
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States