Bestawros M, Darbar D, Arain A, Abou-Khalil B, Plummer D, Dupont WD, Raj SR. Ictal asystole and ictal syncope: insights into clinical management. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology. 2015 Feb;8(8). 159-64. PMID: 25391254 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4334668 NIHMSID: NIHMS645138.
Ictal asystole is a rare, serious, and often treatable cause of syncope. There are currently limited data to guide management. Characterization of ictal syncope predictors may aid in the selection of high-risk patients for treatments such as pacemakers.