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Daniel J. Morgan, MD, MS, and Andrew Foy, MD; March 2017
Brought to the emergency department from a nursing facility with confusion and generalized weakness, an older woman was found to have an elevated troponin level but no evidence of ischemia on her ECG. A consulting cardiologist recommended treating the patient with three anticoagulants. The next evening, she became acutely confused and a CT scan revealed a large intraparenchymal hemorrhage with a midline shift.
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"Just like EKGs!" Should EEGs undergo a confirmatory interpretation by a clinical neurophysiologist?
Benbadis SR. Neurology. 2013;80(suppl 1):S47-S51.
This commentary discusses how misinterpretation of electroencephalograms (EEGs) can lead to misdiagnosis of epilepsy and describes methods to prevent these incidents, such as mandatory EEG training during neurology residency.