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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Mar;79(3):240-5. Epub 2007 Nov 6.

Stroke and pregnancy.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Neurosciences. The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK. c.davie@medsch.ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

Pregnancy-related stroke is, fortunately, a rare event. However, when it occurs, there may be implications for management of the patient and delivery of the child. This article reviews the mechanisms and risk factors for stroke related to pregnancy, the presenting features, diagnosis and management of the different stroke types, and the implications for pregnancy and delivery.

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