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New guidelines designed to prevent strokes in women

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Friday, February 07, 2014

Forbes: The American Heart Association published a guideline that focuses on preventing stroke in women.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men, but for women it’s the third leading cause. Women also tend to have poorer recovery than men, and more residual effects of stroke. They’re also more likely be institutionalized after stroke. Stroke typically occurs when a blood clot forms in a blood vessel going to the brain, thereby depriving it of oxygen.

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