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Letters First seizures in adults

Author’s reply to McKinley

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4148
  1. Heather Angus-Leppan, consultant neurologist and epilepsy lead1
  1. 1Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. heather.angus-leppan{at}

It is correct to highlight the importance of identifying cardiac arrhythmias, and of performing electrocardiography (ECG) in all patients with transient loss of consciousness.1 The review contained a typographical error, which has now been corrected.2 ECG (not electroencephalography) is indeed mandatory for the identification of potentially fatal arrhythmias in all patients with transient loss of consciousness. At our institution, we have identified an …

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