| November 26, 2005
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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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.
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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