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17/07/2017 - IASO General: Pregnant woman successfully operated for stroke

A 29-weeks pregnant woman who suffered a stroke was successfully operated, with no consequences whatsoever, either on her or the fetus. The stroke patient was treated by IASO General’s Acute Stroke Unit (ASU), in conjunction with IASO General-IASO’s specialized multidisciplinary team.

Namely, the 39-year-old woman, at 29 weeks pregnant, was urgently admitted to IASO General in pre-comatose state. The immediate assessment performed by the neurologist on-duty established strong suspicion of an acute cerebrovascular event. An urgent MRI showed intracerebral and intrabdominal hemorrhage subsequent to arteriovenous malformation rupture. The patient’s neurological state deteriorated rapidly and for this reason she was intubated and transferred to the ICU. The overriding concern was to save both the mother and her baby.

Within the next few hours, the young woman was already undergoing the applicable neurosurgical procedure and C-section, both of which were successful and proved life-saving for the mother as well as her baby. Post-operatively, the young mother was under close neurological monitoring and was further subjected to arteriovenous malformation embolization performed by an Interventional Radiologist. At the same time, and under the high-level supervision of the Nursing Management, both Hospitals provided full nursing and obstetrical care to the patient.

Today, it is with great pleasure that we see both the mother and her baby enjoy perfect health, after such an extremely serious pregnancy complication.

Multidisciplinary team composition
Neurologists at IASO General’s Acute Stroke Unit (ACU): Mesdames and Messrs Vaso Zisimopoulou, Chief, Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Michail Safarikas, Dimitris Tzanetakos, Ioanna Chatzi, Anastasios Graigos, Martha Ntavou.
Radiologists at IASO General’s Department of Medical Imaging: Mesdames and Messrs Theodosios Alexopoulos, Chief, Dimitris Kaymenakis, Paraskevi Tsagkouli, Ioanna Tzovara.
Also, Mesdames and Messrs Georgios Kottas, Neurosurgeon-Chief of the 1st Department of Neurosurgery at IASO General, Nikos Michalainas, Neurosurgeon-Consultant at the 1st Department of Neurosurgery, Christos Gkogkas, Interventional Radiologist at IASO General, Panagiotis Kotsopoulos, Anesthesiologist-Chief coordinating officer of the Department of Anesthesiology at IASO General, Symeon Efthymiadis, Anesthesiologist at IASO General, Konstantinos Akrivakis, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at IASO, Vasiliki Talati, Neonatologist at IASO.


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IASO Group’s Department of Commercial Management: Ms Nancy Christopoulou, tel.: +30 210 6502853, e-mail:
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