SUDEP

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is now recognized as the leading cause of mortality associated with epilepsy excluding status epilepticus and underlying etiologies. Despite the importance of the problem and the implications for intervention, SUDEP had not received widespread professional attention in the United States prior to the mid 2000’s.

The general level of awareness and interest in SUDEP has grown as evidenced by the growing numbers of publications, posters/presentations and attendance at the SUDEP SIG at recent AES Annual meetings. In addition, there has been a significant rise in the number of inquiries from clinical and basic scientists as well as from patients and families via advocacy organizations.

Epilepsy Currents Reviews & Commentaries on SUDEP

Parnters Against Mortality in Epilepsy Conference Archives

 

 

AES Annual Meeting Archived Symposia

Other Resources