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Research Letter
June 1, 2020

Migraines During Pregnancy and the Risk of Maternal Stroke

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
  • 2Preterm Birth Initiative, University of California, San Francisco, La Jolla
  • 3Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, La Jolla
JAMA Neurol. Published online June 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1435

Migraines have been associated with increased risk of maternal stroke in the perinatal period.1,2 Hypertensive disorders have been hypothesized to mediate the association; however, to our knowledge, this has not been formally quantified.2 The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which hypertensive disorders mediate the association between migraines and maternal stroke.

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