Postpartum Headache May Be a Symptom of a Serious Problem

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS: Consultation for acute postpartum headache resulted in the diagnosis of a secondary cause of headache in almost three out of four women, with almost half of the secondary headaches due to a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy or to cerebrovascular disease.

SOURCE: Vgontzas A, Robbins MS. A hospital-based retrospective study of acute postpartum headache Headache 2018 Feb. 15; doi: 10.1111/head.13279. [Epub ahead of print].

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