A Brief Review of Stroke associated with Assisted Reproductive TechnologyMary Angela O’Neal*
Harvard Medical School, Clinical Director of the Neurosciences, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mary Angela O’Neal
Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 26, 2017; Accepted date: March 20, 2017; Published date: March 27, 2017
Citation: O’Neal MA (2017) A Brief Review of Stroke associated with Assisted Reproductive Technology. J Neurol Neurophysiol 8:418. doi:10.4172/2155-9562.1000418
Copyright: © 2017 O’Neal MA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Strokes related to assisted reproductive technology are rare, but can be devastating. In order to understand how stroke can occur as a complication of assisted reproductive technology, both the normal physiology of ovulation and the hormonal manipulations used to maximize pregnancy will be examined. In particular, the danger of thrombotic complications related to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome will be reviewed including the pathophysiology, clinical features, risk factors and treatment.