Cardiogenic cerebral infarction in the parietal lobe predicts the development of post-stroke epilepsy

Seizures are a common neurological disorder in older people with the cumulative incidence of epilepsy through age 74 years was 3.0% [1]. Particularly traumatic brain injuries and abnormal cerebral lesions are associated with an increased risk for developing epileptic seizures. Currently, such symptomatic etiologies account for 30%–49% of all unprovoked seizures and epilepsy [1,2]. Additionally, stroke is a predominant epileptogenic condition and the main cause of seizures in the elderly. Seizures after stroke can be divided into two broad categories: early-onset seizures occurring within 2 weeks and late-onset seizures occurring after more than 2 weeks after stroke.