2 TIMES Women Receive Stroke Treatment Half as Fast as Men The increased likelihood that male stroke patients will receive tissue plasminogen activator, a clot-busting stroke treatment, within 30 minutes of hospital arrival. As a result, men who suffer a stroke are less likely to face long-term disability. Source: HealthDay. News article. February 24, 2017. Hot Flashes May Signal Heart Trouble 1/3 The proportion of women who experience frequent and/or severe hot flashes during menopause, which are linked to poorer function in blood vessels. This relationship was observed in patients aged 53 and younger. These findings could potentially help identify women who may be at risk for heart disease much sooner. Source: HealthDay. News article. April 13, 2017 Are Larger Women at Higher Risk For AFib? 2.61 TIMES The increased risk for atrial fibrillation in taller, larger young women compared with smaller women, according to a study from Spanish researchers. Larger people have a larger atrium, which gives them a higher risk of atrial fibrillation. Source: European Society of Cardiology. News release. April 7, 2017. Fertility Treatment Failure May Put Heart at Risk 19% The increased risk of cardiovascular events, particularly stroke and heart failure, in women who had unsuccessful fertility treatments compared with those who gave birth after treatment, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The researchers believe that women who have undergone fertility therapy should consider how it might impact their heart health and to review other risk factors with their physician. Source: Medical News Today. News article. March 13, 2017.
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