POTENTIALS FOR THE CORRECTION OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN PATIENTS WITH POSTSTROKE EPILEPSIA


A.V. Lebedeva, D.V. Zhuravlev

Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Genetics FAPE FSBEI HE RNSMU n.a. N.I. Pirogov of RMH, Moscow
Currently, the prevalence of stroke is high, and, according to the opinion of a group of international experts, there is a tendency to its increase. Both poststroke epilepsy and cognitive impairments are frequent complications of the cerebrovascular accident, often simultaneously occurring in the same patient as comorbidity. Taking into account the probability of an anticonvulsant effect on the cognitive functions of the patient and effect of neuroprotective drugs on the course of epilepsy, the question of a rational comprehensive choice of safe and effective therapy in this situation is still extremely relevant. According to recent studies, memantine can be the drug of choice in such patients; it allows effectively correcting cognitive deficits without aggravating the course of poststroke epilepsy.

About the Autors


Corresponding author: A.V Lebedeva – MD, Prof. at the Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Genetics FAPE FSBEI HE RNSMU
n.a. N.I. Pirogov of RMH, Moscow; e-mail: av_lebedeva@mail.ru


Similar Articles


Бионика Медиа