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


EPILEPSI, cilt.26, sa.2, ss.81-87, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14744/epilepsi.2019.60490
  • Dergi Adı: EPILEPSI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.