CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 193–195 | Cite as

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


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.


Postpartum Stroke, ischemic Thrombolytic therapy 


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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

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