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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(7):1391-1397.
Published online July 1, 2003.
Pregnancy and Cerebrovascular Disease.
Joo Young Min, Moon Ho Park, Oen Suk Chung, Jae Kwan Lee, Min Jung Oh, Min Kyu Park, Kun Woo Park, Jun Young Hur, Ho Suk Saw, Soo Young Chough, Dae Hie Lee, Young Kyun Park
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Neurology, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
OBJECTIVE
It is widely believed that pregnancy accounts for a significant impact upon maternal as well as fetal health. Nevertheless, the correlation between pregnancy and cerebrovasular disease has not been fully understood due to few data available in Republic of Korea. METHODS: We have reviewed clinical diagnosis and impressions of 7,879 patients who were admitted inpatients to the Korea University Anam Hospital either for delivery or for pregnancy between 1995 and 2000, retrospectively. Four identified as patients with cerebrovascular disease were analyzed with medical records, results of blood tests and radiologic tests, as well as neurologic findings. RESULTS: In 4 patients with cerebrovascular diseases, we found 2 subarachnoid hemorrhages, 1 intracranial hemorrhage, and 1 cerebral infarction. Among 7,879 inpatients, the incidences of subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, and cerebral infarction were 0.03%, 0.01%, and 0.01% respectively. CONCLUSION: In our study, the incidence of cerebrovascular disease during pregnancy was as low as 0.05%. But cerebrovascular disease was related to maternal and fetal health, therefore much attention should be focused on the precise evaluation of the pregnancy with cerebrovascular disease.
Key Words: Pregnancy, Cerebrovascular disease


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