CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 193–195

Successful Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Immediate Postpartum Period: Case Report

  • Jose C. Méndez
  • J. Masjuán
  • N. García
  • M. de Leciñana
CASE REPORT

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-006-0033-8

Cite this article as:
Méndez, J.C., Masjuán, J., García, N. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2008) 31: 193. doi:10.1007/s00270-006-0033-8

Abstract

Stroke in pregnancy and the puerperium is a rare but potentially devastating event. We present the case of a previously healthy woman who underwent a cesarean delivery and experienced a middle cerebral artery thrombosis in the immediate postpartum period that was subsequently lysed with intra-arterial urokinase. The patient made a complete neurologic recovery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of successful intra-arterial thrombolysis for ischemic stroke in the postpartum period.

Keywords

PostpartumStroke, ischemicThrombolytic therapy

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose C. Méndez
    • 1
  • J. Masjuán
    • 2
  • N. García
    • 2
  • M. de Leciñana
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyHospital Universitario Ramón y CajalMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyHospital Universitario Ramon y CajalMadridSpain