"You can have your first seizure at any point," said Dr. Joseph Sirven, who worked on an Institute of Medicine report called "Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding" released in March. "It's actually very common to present with seizure at an older age. Oftentimes, you will look for potential cerebrovascular implications," such as stroke, hemorrhages or a tumor, said Sirven, who is chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation's Professional Advisory Board and editor-in-chief of Epilepsy.com.
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CNN by Lisa O’Neill Hill