From Manalapan, New Jersey, USA:
Can a 40 year old person with type 1 diabetes have seizures for the very first time and become brain dead in a few minutes? Could arrhythmias cause seizures for the first time?
It was likely had a sudden cardiac event, probably a sudden abnormal cardiac rhythm that caused death. Hypoglycemia might have played a role, but the heart was the likely culprit.
[Editor's comment: There are many causes of seizures, only a post-mortem examination would be able to pinpoint the cause of death. SS]
Original posting 30 Jul 2001
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:24
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