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Stroke in pregnancy: a case-oriented review
  1. Mary Angela O'Neal,
  2. Steven K Feske
  1. Department of Neurology, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mary Angela O'Neal, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115, USA; maoneal{at}


Stroke is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy and the postpartum period. Yet, despite its rarity, it remains a major cause of serious morbidity and long-term disability in young women. In this review, we use cases to illustrate many of the most important issues that arise when managing pregnancy-associated stroke.

  • Pregnancy
  • Women

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