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Bushnell Leads Introduction of Guidelines to Prevent Stroke in Women
Cheryl Bushnell, MD, associate professor of neurology and director of the Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist, was the lead author of the new scientific statement published in February in the AHA journal Stroke.
“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,” Bushnell said.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death for American women, after heart disease and cancer. The scientifically based recommendations on how best to treat stroke in women include:
The guidelines garnered widespread attention from media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News and
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