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2011-07-29 11:15:00

The rate of strokes in women who have recently given birth has increased in the last dozen years and is alarming physicians, The Telegraph is reporting. A database of 5 to 8 million discharges from 1,000 hospitals was studied and compared the rates of strokes from 1994-95 to 2006-07 in women who were pregnant, delivering a baby and who had recently given birth, says a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Pregnancy-related stroke hospitalizations increased 54...