CAN SEIZURE-RELATED HEART RATE DIFFERENTIATE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES FROM PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES?
Hue Mun Au Yong, Erica Minato, Eldho Paul, Udaya Seneviratne
JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019
IntroductionThis study aims to (i)evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of seizure-related heart rate (HR) in differentiating epileptic seizures(ES) from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures(PNES), (ii)define the most useful point of HR measurement: pre-ictal, ictal-onset, maximal-ictal or post-ictal, and (iii)define the HR cut-off points to differentiate ES from PNES.MethodsAll video EEG(VEEG) at Monash Health from May 2009 to November 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Baseline(during wakefulness), one-minute pre-ictal, ictal-onset, maximal-ictal and one-minute post-ictal HR were measured for each ES and PNES event. Events less than ten seconds or with unint..View full abstract