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  A cardiac asystole case presented with seizure-like clinic [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2021; 26(1): 191-193 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2021.82687  

A cardiac asystole case presented with seizure-like clinic

Hikmet Saçmacı1, Vahit Demir2, Tülin Aktürk1, Nermin Tanık1, Emine MEŞE1, Yasar Turan2
1Bozok University School of Medicine Department of Neurology, Yozgat
2Bozok University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology, Yozgat

The differential diagnosis of syncope and epilepsy appears as a very common entity in the emergency department. Conditions such as myoclonus or secondary seizure mimics may occur after cerebral hypoperfusion due to cardiac pathologies such as arrhythmia, asystole, atrioventricular block. Especially in non-recurrent interictal electrocardiography (EKG), pathologies that may be meaningful at all times may not be seen, and patients may be mistakenly referred to neurology as epilepsy. We wanted to present this case for the appropriate and necessary interventions to be carried out before it is too late in order not to increase potential mortality.

Keywords: Seizure-like conditions, cardiac asystole, electroencephalogram


Hikmet Saçmacı, Vahit Demir, Tülin Aktürk, Nermin Tanık, Emine MEŞE, Yasar Turan. A cardiac asystole case presented with seizure-like clinic. Eastern J Med. 2021; 26(1): 191-193

Corresponding Author: Hikmet Saçmacı, Türkiye


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