The Epileptic Heart
To provide a working definition of “The Epileptic Heart”
To review briefly the underlying pathophysiology and recent publications supporting the validity of this clinical entity
To introduce new tools, such as patient-friendly EKG patches for at-home monitoring and T-wave alternans for sudden cardiac death risk stratification, which identifies risk for development of “the epileptic heart”
To discuss the practical clinical implications of the recent discoveries related to “The Epileptic Heart”
About the Presenters
Dr. Trudy Pang is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Adult Epilepsy Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also the Director of the comprehensive Women’s Health in Epilepsy Program, a collaborative effort across Boston medical institutions to address the special needs of women with epilepsy.
Dr. Richard Verrier is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Harvard University and Director of Cardiology Grand Rounds at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has investigated sudden cardiac death for more than three decades, having published more than 300 original articles. He is inventor of 12 licensed patents for diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities and prediction of sudden cardiac death.