Stroke in Pregnancy


In this case a pregnant patient was not thrombolysed due to uncertainties at the time about its safe use in this context and because rapid intra-arterial intervention was available. According to the manufacturer’s categorisation, the use of IV thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in pregnancy is relatively contraindicated. However, there are many case reports in the literature describing its safe and successful use in pregnancy. This case illustrates two points (1) that endovascular treatment is a treatment option in pregnant patients and (2) endovascular treatment should be considered when the use of thrombolysis is contraindicated.


Stroke Endovascular treatment Stroke in pregnancy Thrombolysis Clot retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Stroke MedicineNorth Middlesex University HospitalEdmonton, LondonUK

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