Spotlight on Pregnancy and stroke

Stroke during pregnancy is an uncommon but serious cause of morbidity and mortality. In this article, Dr. Adrian Marchidann of SUNY Health Science Center discusses the etiologies of pregnancy-specific ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic challenges. The updated article includes the revised definition of preeclampsia and the recommendations for its treatment; new data on the risk of hemorrhage of cavernous hemangioma, arteriovenous malformation, and aneurysm; and the recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulation management for secondary stroke prevention during pregnancy and puerperium.

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