Ischemic stroke occurring during intercourse in young women on oral contraceptives

P. Elliott Miller, Lorrel Brown, Paras Khandheria, Jon R Resar

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Abstract

Ischemic stroke occurring during intercourse in young patients is exceedingly rare. We present 2 cases of young women taking oral contraceptives, each presenting with an ischemic stroke. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a patent foramen ovale in one patient and an atrial septal defect in the other. The most likely cause of stroke in both patients is embolic. Despite conflicting evidence, young patients presenting with ischemic stroke and found to have a patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect should be considered for possible device-based closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume114
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

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Oral Contraceptives
Stroke
Patent Foramen Ovale
Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Echocardiography
Equipment and Supplies

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Ischemic stroke occurring during intercourse in young women on oral contraceptives. / Miller, P. Elliott; Brown, Lorrel; Khandheria, Paras; Resar, Jon R.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 114, No. 3, 01.08.2014, p. 491-493.

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Miller, P. Elliott ; Brown, Lorrel ; Khandheria, Paras ; Resar, Jon R. / Ischemic stroke occurring during intercourse in young women on oral contraceptives. In: The American Journal of Cardiology. 2014 ; Vol. 114, No. 3. pp. 491-493.
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