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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 918247, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/918247
Case Report

Recurrent Sinus Pauses: An Atypical Presentation of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

1Department of Internal Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA
2Section of Cardiology, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA
3Section of Neurology, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA

Received 5 July 2014; Accepted 9 September 2014; Published 28 September 2014

Academic Editor: Chiara Lazzeri

Copyright © 2014 Martin Miguel Amor et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Autonomic dysfunction related to seizures may give rise to a broad spectrum of cardiovascular abnormalities. Among these, ictal bradycardia and conduction delays may be encountered. Failure to recognize these abnormalities may contribute to sudden, unexplained death in epilepsy patients. We report a case of a Haitian female with temporal lobe epilepsy associated with recurrent sinus pauses.