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Chief Justice John Roberts Has Seizure

10 Questions and Answers on Roberts' Seizure

Roberts spent the night in the hospital for observation. Would a patient typically go home the next day?

Absolutely. Some tests, probably, were done. Under normal circumstances, one would do a test called an electroencephalogram [EEG] to see whether there's abnormal electricity -- brain waves -- and one probably would normally do an MRI, which would just be a structural test to look for any scars or infections or tumors, and that basically would be the workup that would be required.

If people have had a number of seizures before, then hospitalization isn't even necessary. In this case, it had been such a long delay that it's worthwhile to look to make sure nothing new is going on. But if somebody had a seizure disorder that was known, hospitalization wouldn't even be necessary.

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