Title

Novel Heart Rate Anaylsis Distinguishes TLE Patients from Patients with Non-Epileptic Seizures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-12-2014

Publication Title

Neurology

Abstract

Autonomic cardiac dysfuction is reported in patients with TLE, manifesting as heart rate abnormalities. However, reports measuring HR using frequency-domain analysis (fourier transformation) have not controlled for respiratory arrhythmia and yielded conflicting results. As biological systems normally show characteristics of variability which can be mathematically quantified as non-linear entropy, we hypothesize that by measuring the entropy of cardiac rhythms, we can distinguish TLE patients from those with non-epileptic seizures.

Volume

80

Issue

7