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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can keppra cause heart issues? also- can ambiguous epilepsy (frontal lobe so didn't show up on eeg) be caused by pfo heart? or does successful treatment with keppra rule that out?

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Neurology 23 years experience
No: Keppra does not usually cause heart concerns, frontal lobe lesions can still show on eeg but a normal eeg does not rule out epilepsy. PFO does not cause epilepsy unless it contributes to a stroke. Keppra is an anti-epileptic so it treats seizures but doesn’t rule out cause of the seizures.
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