6 stroke risks unique to women

For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women.

One in five women are at risk of stroke, with one in six men at risk.

Receiving the tick of approval from Stroke Foundation Australia, the US guidelines outline stroke risks unique to women and provide scientifically-based recommendations on how to treat including:

  • Women with a history of hypertension before pregnancy should be considered for low-dose aspirin and/or calcium supplement therapy to lower pre