A community response: Advocates embrace new AAN/AES SUDEP guideline

The new guideline by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a landmark. [1] The communication between medical professionals and patients about SUDEP risk remains unacceptably low. Tragically, family members often first learn about SUDEP after their loved one's death. Every patient and parent deserves to know the risks of epilepsy. For the first time, the AAN and AES recommend that neurologists inform them about SUDEP, the most common cause of epilepsy-related death. [1] more....