Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : OD01 - OD02

Unraveling the Mystery Behind A Patient with ‘Refractory Seizures’ OD01-OD02

Mithun Jacob Varghese, Anadaroop Lahiri, Vipin Kumar, Devi A Manuel, Oommen K George

Dr. Mithun Jacob Varghese,
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu-632004, India.

Neurological manifestations such as seizures although rare are well recognized presentations of cardiac arrhythmias. Almost always, such events are primarily generalized in nature leading on to loss of consciousness. Rarely however, cardiac seizures can manifest with focal neurological events. We report a case of a sexagenarian who presented with recurrent focal seizures with secondary generalization, who was misdiagnosed and treated as seizure disorder; only a careful history and focussed investigations helped in realising a precise diagnosis.