Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: Learning more

16 octubre 2014

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is concerning and many — even those with seizure disorders — may not be aware of this condition. New research reports that 76% of caregivers are more likely to have heard of SUDEP compared with 65% of patients with epilepsy. The lead author of a new study says, “When someone with epilepsy dies suddenly we want to understand why. Our research calls attention to SUDEP and provides important knowledge to help neurologists have open discussions with patients, especially those at greatest risk of epilepsy–related death.”