Post-stroke seizures double mortality risk: review

Early, but not late, seizures are associated with a 2.4-fold higher risk of death, find researchers.

Patients with post-stroke seizures have more than double the risk of death and poor functional outcomes compared with those without, report US-led researchers in the largest review to date.

The study of nearly 1.2 million adults with a history of stroke showed that those who subsequently developed seizures were also three times more likely to develop dementia.