Effects of Levetiracetam Treatment on the Autonomic Nervous System Functions in Epilepsy Patients


EPILEPSI, vol.26, no.2, pp.81-87, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/epilepsi.2019.60490
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSI
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-87


Objectives: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients is considered to be the most significant epilepsy-related cause of death, and this is associated especially with uncontrolled generalized tonic-clonic seizures, cardiac arrhythmia, decreased heart rate variability, and the use of anti-epileptic drugs. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of levetiracetam on the autonomic nervous system by evaluating heart rate variability (HRV) in epilepsy patients using levetiracetam.