Epileptic seizures secondary to high degree atrioventricular block without escape rhythm [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(7): 655-657 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.20050

Epileptic seizures secondary to high degree atrioventricular block without escape rhythm

İrfan Şahin1, Ahmet Karabulut2, Fatih Kızkapan1, Ertugrul Okuyan1
1Department of Cardiology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul
2Department of Cardiology, Istanbul Medicine Hospital, Istanbul

Differentiation between cardiac and neurological origin of syncope may be challenging. Prolonged cerebral hypoxia secondary to cardiac arrhythmias may lead to epileptic seizures. Moreover, partial epileptic seizures by themselves can trigger cardiac arrhythmias. Herein, we present a case of partial epileptic seizure occurring just after complete atrioventricular block has occurred. The diagnosis was established with simultaneous electroencephalographic and electrocardiographic recordings.

Keywords: Atrioventricular block, epilepsy, seizure.

How to cite this article
İrfan Şahin, Ahmet Karabulut, Fatih Kızkapan, Ertugrul Okuyan. Epileptic seizures secondary to high degree atrioventricular block without escape rhythm. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(7): 655-657

Corresponding Author: İrfan Şahin, Türkiye
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