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Preventing Seizures After an Ischemic Stroke (AANS, CNS)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 02/05/2015
Some doctors routinely prescribe anti-seizure medicine after an ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke. But this treatment is not usually necessary. And the medicine may do more harm than good. Here’s why.