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Ictal asystole: A rare cause of cardiac arrest

Larsen, Douglas S. PA-C; Ahmed, Azeemuddin MD, MBA

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000433900.22000.fd
Case Report
Abstract

ABSTRACT: Ictal asystole, a rare cause of transient cardiac arrest, is triggered by seizure activity. Long-term seizure control and pacemaker implantation can reduce the risk of this complication.

Author Information

Douglas Larsen practices emergency medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Azeemuddin Ahmed is vice chair and clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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