Clinical considerations on the relationship between epilepsy and cardiovascular diseases
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Chair and Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Chair and Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Chair and Department of Cardiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland; Department of Physiopathology, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
Stanisław Czuczwar   

Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University, Lublin, Jaczewskiego 8, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2007;1(1):6–8
There have been reports regarding higher risk of unexpected death in epileptic patients. The aim of this review is to investigate causes of epilepsy-related death with special attention to cardiovascular mechanisms. Due to their high incidence among the general population, epilepsy and cardiovascular diseases are likely to coexist in a certain proportion of patients. The effect of calcium channel antagonists – representing drugs commonly used in cardiac pathology – on seizure control is also discussed on the basis of available experimental data.
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