this may be cheating, as i posted it over in the er forum, but i figured some folks here might have some insight.
vasovagal syncope with seizure like activity: anyody seen it?
in other words, a typical vasovagal trigger, followed by fainting, and tonic movements.
this article claims an 8% incidence rate, and i am wondering if others have seen this. i haven't.
[color=#333333]in a 6-year study conducted by investigators at northwestern university, up to 8% of patients with vasovagal syncope displayed seizure-like activity when they lost consciousness during a tilt table study. these patients underwent extensive neurological evaluations including eeg (electroencephalogram - a study of the electrical signals produced by the brain), cat scans, and mri scans, and none proved to have evidence of a true seizure disorder. their seizure-like movements during syncope are apparently caused by temporary but extremely low blood pressure during the syncopal episode.