Journal of Womens Health, Issues and CareISSN: 2325-9795

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Case Report, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Stroke in Pregnancy

M Auzin and S Rombout de Weerd*
Albert Schweitzer hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Netherlands
Corresponding author : S Rombout-de Weerd
Gynaecologist, Albert Schweitzer hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Albert Schweitzerplaats 25, 3318 AT Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Received: March 20, 2013 Accepted: August 19, 2013 Published: August 22, 2013
Citation: Auzin M, de Weerd SR (2013) Stroke in Pregnancy. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000118


Stroke in Pregnancy

regnancy related stroke is a feared complication contributing to more than 12% of all maternal deaths. The incidence is estimated at 34 per 100,000 deliveries, 8-15% of pregnancy related stroke victims die and survivors may suffer profound permanent disability. Risk factors that have been reported for pregnancy-related stroke include advanced maternal age, hypertension, heart disease, migraine headaches, alcohol and substance abuse, Caesarean delivery, electrolyte disorders, thrombophilia, multiple gestation, greater parity and postpartum infection. However, most cases of stroke are related to hypertensive disorders, specifically pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

Keywords: Pregnancy; Stroke; Pre-eclampsia; CT scan

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