Cerebrovascular Diseases

Cerebrovascular Diseases

A young woman was admitted at 36 weeks' gestation with severe preeclampsia. During delivery, she experienced generalized seizures. She remained postictal throughout the normal vaginal birth.

Bilateral strokes of the corpus callosum are uncommon because of the rich blood supply of this structure from three main arterial systems.

A gene variant strongly associated with development of type 2 diabetes mellitus appears to respond to a Mediterranean diet to prevent stroke.

Brain infarcts among crack cocaine users may be secondary to large cerebral artery vasospasm with secondary intravascular thrombosis (with or without distal embolization).

Nonadherence to antihypertensive drug therapy increased risk of stroke, hospitalization for stroke and stroke-related mortality.

Pulmonary embolism was the diagnosis in these 3 women, each of whom presented with positional right flank pain.


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