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Abdennasser Bardai, Marieke T Blom, Charlotte van Noord, Katia M Verhamme, Miriam C J M Sturkenboom, Hanno L Tan
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is associated with increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). We aimed to establish, in a community based study, whether this association is mediated by epilepsy per se, use of antiepileptic medications (AEMs), or both. METHODS: We studied SCD cases and age/sex matched controls in a case-control study in a large scale general practitioners' research database (n=478 661 patients). SCD risk for symptomatic epilepsy (seizure <2 years before SCD), stable epilepsy (no seizure <2 years before SCD), and use of AEMs (any indication) was determined...
January 2015: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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