J.B.P. Stephenson, MA, DM
To the Editors: "With the specialization of medicine, neurologists tend to see patients with 'fits' and cardiologists those with 'faints' " (1). It is therefore a pleasure to see a publication on seizures with a cardiologist as first author (2). As a student of anoxic seizures, I venture some questions and criticisms of this useful paper.
What was the setting for each seizure and were there likely stimuli for any of them? Was there never an aura? If not, the spontaneous episodes differed from those induced by tilt, in which all had a "brief . . . prodromal phase." Describing
Stephenson J. Differentiating Convulsive Syncope and Epilepsy. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:777–778. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-9-777
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(9):777-778.
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