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Interested in experiencing the EMU? Ask your neurologist to refer you to Cone Health.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Living with seizures and epilepsy is often full of uncertainty. When will your next seizure hit, and how severe will it be?

 Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) was created to help take away some of that stressful guesswork. It’s designed to make it easier for your doctor to identify where in your brain your seizures are coming from, improving your treatment and quality of life as a result. Once we understand what part of your brain is triggering seizures, we’re better able to develop care plans tailored specifically for YOU and our other patients.

Patients at the EMU: 

  • Will receive 24/7 EEG and EKG monitoring (to record electrical activity in the brain and heart)
  • Will stay comfortably in a private room
  • Can expect to be monitored in the hospital for 3-5 days
  • Will be under video, audio and brainwave monitoring to ensure safety

You’re not alone in your seizure or epilepsy diagnosis*, and we’re here to help.

*One in 26 people will develop epilepsy or recurring seizures in their lifetime, according to the American Epilepsy Society, and 2.2-3 million people in the U.S. are affected.

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