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A Pregnant Woman with Aphasia and Right-Sided Weakness 

A Pregnant Woman with Aphasia and Right-Sided Weakness
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A Pregnant Woman with Aphasia and Right-Sided Weakness
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M. Angela O’Neal

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10.1093/med/9780190609917.003.0016
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date: 22 September 2017

This chapter discusses the evaluation and management of acute ischemic stroke in pregnancy. Stroke in pregnancy is rare, but is a significant cause of morbidity. The etiologies of stroke in pregnancy are diverse. The most common causes in hospital-based studies are cardioembolic or related to eclampsia. The use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) as well as intra-arterial clot retrieval in stroke have been validated by multiple trials. Small case series support the safety of both therapies in pregnancy. Therefore, the management of stroke in pregnancy should be based on the mechanism and severity of the stroke, not on obstetrical issues.

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