A reader asks me to comment on the hockey player who suffered a seizure. Dr. Centor has already written an excellent analysis of this.

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  • Greg P

    But this can be more complicated than it seems. It’s certainly possible that an unstable cardiac rhythm might be caused by a seizure.
    The question is whether a cardiac problem can be indentified that retrospectively might explain events. In the absence of an identifiable cardiac problem, the possibility of a seizure-induced arrhythmia would need to be considered.
    There is a phenomenon in epilepsy called “sudden death” about which more is unknown than is known.

  • Allyson M Dyar

    Thank you for taking my question and answering it.

    I’ve been very curious about the case since I read it in the paper and online.

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