Vagus nerve stimulation could increase cardiac stability and reduce risk of SUDEP

Epilepsy

Vagus nerve stimulation could increase cardiac stability and reduce risk of SUDEP

Journal name:

Nature Reviews Neurology

Year published:

(2014)

DOI:

doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2014.243
Published online

16 December 2014

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An ECG study of individuals receiving vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for drug-resistant focal epilepsy has demonstrated that VNS induces favourable changes in T-wave alternans, possibly reflecting improved balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. T-wave alternans is an established noninvasive marker for risk of sudden cardiac death; the study finding, therefore,…

http://www.nature.com/nrneurol/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nrneurol.2014.243.html

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About vnstherapy

I'm a very, very long-time support person and health care and mental health advocate/activist for my spouse Joyce as well as to others. I'm also a retired business executive and former Board Member, President and facilitator of a local chapter of DBSA as well as a Florida State appointment as a Guardian Advocate. I do not endorse, promote or advertise for any therapy, product or company. I do share our personal experiences, my research and knowledge in the hope it might benefit someone or do I give advice as to what one should or shouldn't do. I extend my best wishes for wellness to one and all and all the good you’d wish for yourselves.
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