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heart failure could his seizures had weakened his heart

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My husband has had grand maul seizures for thirty years and died suddenly of a heart failure could his seizures had weakened his heart throughout the years?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 5 years ago.

Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today.

Its actually quite the opposite. Cardiac disease can lead to turbulent blood flow which can result in poor oxygen profusion to the brain...which can precipitate seizures.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My husband died of a heart failure, he had no history of heart problems, he did have a history of gand maul seizures for thirty years with the vetrians administration. Could his heart failure be seizure relate? Could his seizures weaken his heart throughout the years?
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 5 years ago.

We are speaking of a declared reason for death as congestive heart failure, correct?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes we want to know if my husbands heart failure (cardiopulmonary arrest) could be related to his grand maul seizures, after having seizures for a long period of time.
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 5 years ago.
I will opt out and see if a Neurologist will chime in...
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
hello
Seizures would not directly cause heart failure
Heart failure develops over time and if acute wold be from a heart attack or some other event that would be identified on autopsy, but not from the seizure itself
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

My husband never had heart problems. At the time of death he did not have a seizure. He has been dealing with grand maul seizures for 35 years. After having seizures could his respitory breathing have weaken his heart after having seizures for a long period of time?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
No
If he had COPD then this indeed could strain the right side of the heart.
But seizures would not give him lung disease.
Please notice the agree above from a colleague.
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I fully understand the confusion and frustration over this, but sometimes things come out of the blue.
I suggest that his physician obtain a copy of the autopsy report with your permission and review the findings.
good luck again

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