Paradoxical Embolism to the Central Nervous System After Sexual Intercourse in a Young Woman with a Complex Atrial Septal Abnormality

      Ischemic stroke during sexual intercourse is an unusual occurrence. We report the evaluation and treatment of a young woman on oral contraceptives, with a complex atrial septal abnormality and right lower extremity deep vein thrombus, who had an ischemic stroke during sexual intercourse. Successful treatment was accomplished with administration of intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator and subsequent transvascular occlusion of the atrial septal abnormality.

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