Severe peri-ictal respiratory dysfunction is common in Dravet syndrome

By |2018-01-23T13:20:20+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: DSF Research Review|Tags: , , |

(Kim et al. 2018) SUDEP is believed to be caused by cardiorespiratory arrest (or the stopping of the heart and breathing). However, it is not clear whether heart rate slows and stops, causing respirations to stop, or vice versa. Because SCN1A is expressed in heart tissue as well as brain tissue, scientists have hypothesized that SUDEP [...]