Stroke in pregnancy

Tanya N. Turan, Barney J. Stern

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Stroke in pregnancy and the puerperium is a rare but serious cause of maternal and fetal mortality. Pregnancy-associated maternal changes should remain additional considerations in the evaluation and treatment of the pregnant patient who has stroke and not preclude a comprehensive stroke evaluation. Instead, the approach to the pregnant patient who has stroke should include the evaluation of general causes of stroke in the young, with the additional consideration of the rare pregnancy-specific causes. Understanding the potential maternal and fetal risks of diagnostic testing and treatment is crucial to appropriate decision making when caring for the pregnant patient who has stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)821-840
Number of pages20
JournalNeurologic clinics
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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