Richard H. Swartz
Department of Medicine (Neurology) and the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook HSC, and the University of Toronto
Stroke affects 30/100,000 pregnancies, with ischemia, CVST and hemorrhage causing roughly equal numbers and with highest risk peripartum and postpartum. Organized approaches to the management of this high-risk population, informed by existing evidence from stroke and obstetrical care are needed, given the profound impact of stroke on women of childbearing age, their families, and health systems. And given the increasing organization of both stroke and obstetrical care internationally, it is vital to have accurate estimates of stroke incidence in and around pregnancy to facilitate both clinical decision-making and health system planning.
I’m Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Richard H. Swartz lead author of the article The incidence of pregnancy-related stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Stroke.
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