Women and Stroke

Women and Stroke

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women in the United States, resulting in nearly twice the number of deaths in women than breast cancer. The lifetime risk of stroke for women aged 55 to 75 is one in five. It is estimated that 425,000 women suffer a stroke each year.

Despite these figures, around two-thirds of U.S. women are not aware of the symptoms of stroke or what to do when a stroke occurs. Most strokes are preventable, and their adverse impact can be minimized by prompt attention and proper treatment.

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Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for those who require highly specialized cardiovascular care.
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