Stroke in Pregnancy

Christina Mijalski Sells, MD, MPH; Steven K. Feske, MD


Semin Neurol. 2017;37(6):669-678. 

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Future Directions in Research

Awareness and recognition of the increased incidence of stroke and associated cerebrovascular disorders associated with pregnancy will encourage providers to improve screening measures and prevention strategies to ensure the best possible care of patients during pregnancy and the puerperium. As stroke treatments become more advanced and widely available, more pregnant women are being treated. Although pregnant women will continue to be excluded from enrollment in clinical therapeutic trials, the increased acceptance of the use of these therapies during pregnancy should allow for the development of registries to improve the quality of data and analysis to ensure optimal management of and improved outcomes for these women.