Patients whose epilepsy is well controlled have a normal lifespan. Their long-term survival rates are lower than average if medications or surgery fail to stop the seizures. The lower survival rate is partly due to a higher-than-average risk for death due to accidents and suicide. The specific cause of the seizure may also contribute to fatalities.
There is a very low risk for sudden death in patients with epilepsy. Although the causes of such events are not fully known, heart...Read more
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