Orlando Epilepsy Center celebrates the opening of its epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).
Our Epilepsy monitoring unit is state of the art six (6) highly equipped rooms.
Each of the monitoring rooms is designed to provide hotel accommodation level of comfort combined with the cutting edge monitoring Equipments.
A continuous long term video-EEG recording over a period of 3-7 days is usually sufficient to capture the clinical events in question and to localize the underlying seizure activity.
The indications for epilepsy monitoring unit evaluation include; diagnostic work up evaluations for patients with unidentified events possibly seizure.
EMU evaluation is commonly used to identify the type of seizures, i.e., (PNES) or psychogenic non-epileptic seizures versus epileptic seizures.
It is also commonly used for seizure classification, if new seizures are being recognized. One of the most important indications for epilepsy monitoring is pre-surgical evaluations to determine whether the patient is a candidate for epilepsy surgery or not.
Different provocation are used during the monitoring evaluation to increase the likelihood of capturing seizures.
Family members are welcome to accompany their loved ones during the monitoring visit if they wish to do so.