Cardiopulmonary surveillance to prevent SUDEP – Authors’ reply
Tomson T, Nashef L, and Ryvlin P(2009) Cardiopulmonary surveillance to prevent SUDEP – Authors’ reply. Lancet Neurology 8: 132–133.
First Paragraph: The Review by Tomson and co-workers provided a comprehensive overview of the definition, frequency, potential pathological mechanisms, and strategies for the prevention of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We comment on cardiac and pulmonary causes of SUDEP and suggest recommendations for potential prevention in the future.
- Reply to Finsterer and Stöllberger emphasizing the need to validate the utility of diagnostic tests before widespread implementation.