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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a long history of caring for people with epilepsy. The dedicated staff and physicians in the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center continue this tradition each and every day, as we assess, care for, and treat adults and children with seizure disorders.

The following videos will provide you with valuable information about the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), a specialized six-bed inpatient unit in The Johns Hopkins Hospital designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients of all ages. Staffed with specially trained medical, nursing and technical personnel who monitor patients 24-hours a day, the EMU is equipped with computer-based monitoring equipment expressly designed for the evaluation of seizure disorders.

EMU Patient Information: Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Mackenzie Cervenka, M.D. and Sarah Kelley, M.D., co-directors of the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, share details about the unit and its purpose, why patients are referred, and what happens after discharge.

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Preparing for Your EMU Stay

Get answers to questions about how to prepare for your stay on the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, such as what to wear, what to bring, what to expect on your arrival and what to expect during your stay.

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Epilepsy Surgery Stories: Johns Hopkins' EMU

Halle and Erica came from different families and backgrounds, but each of them had seizures that benefited from surgical treatment. Hear their stories and what their experiences were like at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Epilepsy Patient Resources: Johns Hopkins' EMU

Learn about available support resources for epilepsy patients and families and about the ongoing epilepsy research at The Johns Hopkins Hospital that may lead to a better understanding of the origins of seizures and more successful treatment through medications, diet and surgery.

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Learn more about the epilepsy monitoring unit at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center.

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