Epilepsy patients need a revolution (Opinion)

Imagine for a moment that you had seizures that put you at risk for falling, drowning, going into cardiac arrest, or suffocating in your bed. Now imagine that there were devices available that could help detect those events and alert caregivers or bystanders for help.

Probably so. But most insurance companies don't. And indeed, few neurologists prescribe any form of seizure detection system or device for their patients (including children). This is despite the fact that those with uncontrolled epilepsy are particular risk for SUDEP.

The absurdity of this situation was painfully evident to my husband and me when -- after two weeks of intensive monitoring at the hospital -- our