Stroke in women: disparities and outcomes.

  title={Stroke in women: disparities and outcomes.},
  author={Rebecca W Persky and Lisa Christine Turtzo and Louise D McCullough},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  volume={12 1},
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and affects 15 million people worldwide. Studies performed in various parts of the world have found differences between sexes in stroke incidence, prevalence, mortality, and outcomes. Although men are at higher risk of stroke for most age groups below age 85 years, after this age the incidence reverses dramatically, with women being much more at risk. Furthermore, recent studies suggest that women have worse recovery than men post… CONTINUE READING
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