Researchers evaluated 266 clinical seizures from 72 patients to investigate factors other than ECoG/EEG as detectors of clinical seizures. The probability of utilizing heart rate in clinical seizure detection is multifactorial and clinically useful in most cases. The factors influencing cardiac-based seizure detection include:
- Gender – probability higher for men than women
- Seizure class – probability is highest for complex partial seizures
- Years with epilepsy – probability increases with patient’s years with epilepsy.
Osorio I, Manly BF. Probability of detection of clinical seizures using heart rate changes. Seizure. 2015;30:120-123.