Incidence and etiologies of stroke during pregnancy and puerperium as evidenced in Taiwanese women.

@article{Jeng2004IncidenceAE,
  title={Incidence and etiologies of stroke during pregnancy and puerperium as evidenced in Taiwanese women.},
  author={Jiann-Shing Jeng and Sung-Chun Tang and P. -K. Yip},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={290-5}
}
BACKGROUND Pregnancy is a known risk factor for stroke, but relatively few studies have been conducted in Asian populations to document the risk. This study aimed to analyze the incidence and etiologies of stroke occurring during pregnancy and puerperium in Taiwanese women. METHODS From 1984 to 2002, female patients 15 through 40 years of age with first-ever stroke during pregnancy or within 6 weeks of delivery were recruited. Stroke was classified as ischemic stroke (IS), cerebral venous… CONTINUE READING

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