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Why the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit?

Living with epilepsy can be frustrating, especially if you’re struggling to control your seizures with medication.

The first of its kind in Delaware, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at ChristianaCare brings hope to those who have missed activities or important life milestones because of their seizures.

Accurate Diagnosis of Seizures

A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. This can cause changes in behaviors, movements and levels of consciousness.

    There are many types of seizures, and they can affect you differently depending on where the seizures begin in the brain. It’s sometimes difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose the type of seizure since they often can’t observe your seizure and how it affects you firsthand during your office visit.

    That’s why the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is helpful in pinpointing where seizures are starting in the brain. During your stay, our clinical team records seizures as they are happening. Video cameras are used to record body movements, and an electroencephalography (EEG) is used to monitor brain activity.

    This approach provides more in-depth information and data about your brain’s activity. As a result, our highly-specialized team of medical experts can more accurately diagnose the type and severity of your seizures. We can then work with you to design the most effective treatment plan. Our goal is for you to get the treatment you need to live your life to the fullest.

    Why Choose ChristianaCare?

    Our goal is to help you live without fear of seizures. If medications and other treatments haven’t been effective in managing your seizures, our highly-specialized team of medical experts is here to help.

    One of the advantages of coming to ChristianaCare is that you’ll receive specialized care from not just your physician, but from an entire team of experts who collaborate on documenting your seizures and recommending the most effective treatment options.

    Your safety and well-being is our team’s top priority. Our care team is highly specialized and trained specifically in epilepsy care. Special safety equipment is also provided, including a harness that you will wear to prevent falls if you’re moving around the room during a seizure.

    We are Delaware’s first adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). Our goal is to offer hope for those seeking relief or better control of seizures. Our goal is to more accurately diagnose your seizures so that you can enjoy a better quality of life.


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    ChristianaCare Epilepsy Center

    Outpatient Neurosciences
    200 Hygeia Drive,
    Newark, DE 19713