Vital Signs: New Stroke Prevention Guidelines For Women | KERA News

Vital Signs: New Stroke Prevention Guidelines For Women

Feb 24, 2014

Stroke has a large negative impact on society, with women disproportionately affected. An estimated 6.8 million people in the United States are living after having had a stroke, including 3.8 million women and three million men. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death for men, but the third leading cause for women. So says the American Heart Association this month in its newly released guidelines for prevention of stroke in women.

In this week’s Vital Signs, Dr. Vijay Jayachandran of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital explained the need for the guidelines and some of its recommendations.

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