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Seizure, ECG 480, 6 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my 6yr old son hit his head and then suffered a seizure. His doctors are now investigating an ecg of 480, but the seizure came after the bang on the head, what are they looking for?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Was he a seizure patient since before ?
User :   no, he has never suffered a seizure before
User :   it seems that they are connecting the heart rhythm with the seizure, not the bang on the head?
Doctor :   no , ECG is just to make sure that the heart working normal as there would be bleeding in the skull , not a necessary investigation now
Doctor :   its the scan which is very important now
User :   He hasn't had a scan, but we are waiting to go for a erg? something like an ecg but on his brain?
Doctor :   Oh , its EEG
User :   we have to go to a childrens hospital in 4-6 weeks
User :   OK lol
Doctor :   thats to notice any abnormal electrical discharges from the brain
User :   I am worried because he is very sporty and I don't want to have to make him stop playing sport
User :   He was hit quite hard on the head
Doctor :   the site of production of such abnormal impulses will give a clue into the cause
User :   Children were playing and hitting each other - he got hit on the head and then had a seizure. There had been nothing up until this point
User :   He was also very hot
Doctor :   Did he had fever that time ?
User :   No just very hot from playing
User :   clamy
User :   I'm hoping it was a direct response to the hit but the heart tests and eeg are making me worried it could be more serious?
Doctor :   do not worry , once you get the reports come on to the chat we shal have a detailed discussion over it
User :   I'm sure they will explain everything to me but I would just like to know what they could be investigating - epelepsy? Long QT syndrome??? He's 6 with his whole life ahead of him
User :   aparently 480 is abnormal?
Doctor :   May i know What is 480 ?
User :   480msec? something on the ecg - apparently 450 is normal?
Doctor :   There are many measurements made over the ECH graph
User :   ok
Doctor :   i think it could be QRS complex length , if it is that one then i dont see a reason to worry ,as it is borderline
User :   thankyou
User :   we have a very thorough health care system
User :   sometimes it causes worries
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   I undersatnd
User :   I can go to sleep a little more relaxed tonight.
User :   Goodnight
Doctor :   Very good nte
Doctor :   your feedback will be appreciated
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