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New Guidelines for Reducing Stroke Risks Unique to Women

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement
February 06, 2014
Statement Highlights:
• For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women.
• Stroke risk in women is influenced by pregnancy, birth control pills, migraine headaches with aura and other factors. 

DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2014 — For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women.
“If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors,” said Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., M.H.S., author of the new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
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