Spotlight on Pregnancy and stroke

Stroke during pregnancy is an uncommon but serious cause of morbidity and mortality. In this review, Dr. Adrian Marchidann of SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital discusses the etiologies, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic challenges of pregnancy-specific ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. This updated article includes revised epidemiologic data, the potential mechanism of preeclampsia, peripartum infection as a risk factor for stroke, moyamoya disease in pregnancy, and the treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

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