A 44-year-old member asked:
Can a grand mal seizure cause death?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Epilepsy needs to be treated, with either anti-epileptic meds, vagal nerve stimulator, surgery or all of the above. Sudep is death during sleep, seizure while driving or at heights can be deadly. While aspiration and suffocation quite rare, if it happens, it can be deadly. Got the picture, always try to prevent future seizures.
Answered on Oct 27, 2013
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