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Objective We aim to compare the effect of long-term antiepileptic drug (AED) monotherapy on the risk of death and recurrent ischemic stroke in patients with post-stroke epilepsy (PSE). Patients and Methods We identified all hospitalized patients (≥20 years) with a primary diagnosis of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke from 2001 to 2012 using the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. The PSE cohorts were defined as the stroke patients (1) who had no epilepsy and no AEDs use beforedoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-126429/v1 fatcat:kosc5qhbcfea5ltbwli3mrkfqq