Analysis of heart rate variability and risk factors for SUDEP in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

Baysal-Kirac L., Serbest N. G. , Sahin E. , Dede H. O. , Gurses C., Gokyigit A., ...More

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.71, pp.60-64, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.04.018
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-64


Background: Cardiac problems have been suggested as causes of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Our aim was to investigate possible associations of cardiac autonomic functions based on heart rate variability (HRV) parameters with risk factors of SUDEP in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.