TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Long-term health effects of stroke during pregnancy are seen, according to a study published in the February issue of strokeis a thematic issue focused on the topic of cerebrovascular disease and women, and is aligned with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative.
Amy YX Yu, MD, and colleagues at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Science Center used administrative data to compare pregnant adults aged 49 years or younger who had a stroke between 2002 and 2020 with two comparisons. identified the group. stroke. After propensity score matching, pregnant patients with stroke were compared with two comparison groups for the combined outcome of death and all-cause non-pregnancy readmission.
Data included 217 pregnant patients with stroke, 7,604 nonpregnant patients with stroke, and 1,496,256 pregnant patients without stroke. The researchers found that 41.6% of 202 pregnant stroke patients who survived index hospitalization for stroke subsequently died or were readmitted during follow-up. stroke patients had a lower risk of death and all-cause readmission compared with nonpregnant stroke patients (hazard ratio 0.64). This association did not persist during long-term follow-up. In contrast, compared with pregnant patients without stroke, pregnant patients with stroke had a higher risk of death and readmission at 1 year (hazard ratio, 5.70), and this association persisted at 10 years. sustained.
“Stroke during pregnancy is associated with long-term health consequences,” the authors wrote. is essential.”
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