Journal of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Print version ISSN 1676-2649
SCORZA, Fulvio Alexandre; ARIDA, Ricardo Mario; ALBUQUERQUE, Marly de and CAVALHEIRO, Esper Abrão. Epilepsy and Hypertension. J. epilepsy clin. neurophysiol. [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.4, pp. 219-224. ISSN 1676-2649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-26492006000700006.
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder. Hypertension, particularly severe and uncontrolled, might increase the risk of epilepsy. OBJECTIES: Based on these facts, in this review the relationship between epilepsy, seizures and hypertension has been emphasized. RESULTS: Experimental and clinical studies showed a direct relationship among this disroders. CONCLUSION: Future studies are needed to gain a better understanding between epilepsy and hypertension.
Keywords : epilepsy; hypertension; seizure; hippocampus.