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Medical News and Perspectives
April 19, 2006

Studies Explore Stroke's Gender Gap

JAMA. 2006;295(15):1755-1756. doi:10.1001/jama.295.15.1755

Kissimmee, Fla—Research findings continue to support the idea that women fare worse than men in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of stroke. But some researchers caution that such differences may not be as significant as they appear.

What experts do agree on, however, is the need for more investigation to clarify the situation and maximize stroke treatment for all. Some of that research was presented here in February at the International Stroke Conference, hosted by the American Stroke Association.

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