Epilepsy rate high after stroke

Around 11% of stroke sufferers will develop epilepsy, according to a UK imaging study.

But in older people it often goes undetected, say the researchers from University College London.

“Many physicians treating stroke patients don’t realize that falls, episodes of confusion and loss of consciousness may be signs of post-stroke epilepsy,” says lead researcher Dr Beate Diehl, a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist.

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