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Timing and Risk Factors of Postpartum Stroke.

Authors
  • Too, Gloria1
  • Wen, Timothy
  • Boehme, Amelia K
  • Miller, Eliza C
  • Leffert, Lisa R
  • Attenello, Frank J
  • Mack, William J
  • DʼAlton, Mary E
  • Friedman, Alexander M
  • 1 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York; the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and the Department of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obstetrics and gynecology
Publication Date
Dec 04, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002372
PMID: 29215510
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although patients with chronic hypertension and hypertensive diseases of pregnancy are at higher risk of postpartum stroke, they account for a minority of such strokes. The majority of readmissions for postpartum stroke occur within 10 days of discharge; optimal blood pressure management may be particularly important during this period.

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