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2006

CURE Award, Funded by the Maggie Loeffel Award

Seizures And Respiration – A Possible Basis For SUDEP

Walter M. St. John, PhD
Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH
 

Although seizure-induced changes in breathing and/or in the function of the heart have been proposed as the cause for this devastating consequence of epilepsy, much research still needs to be done. This investigator will categorize changes in breathing during seizures and describe how these changes might be responsible for SUDEP.

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