What are the risk factors of hemorrhagic stroke during pregnancy?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Women at risk for intracerebral hemorrhage in pregnancy are those with eclampsia, vasculitis, or an aneurysm or vascular malformation. High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage in pregnancy. Prevention is the key. Blood pressure should be monitored closely during pregnancy. [72]


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