Women Less Likely to be Diagnosed with Minor Stroke than Men

June 9, 2019

In this article posted by Jennifer Polisac, from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine,” Women Less Likely to be Diagnosed with Minor Stroke than Men,” proposes that women who experience minor strokes or more likely to be diagnosed with a stroke than men. Seem kind of peculiar in the idea that symptoms similar to both genders could be taken into different directions of a diagnosis. The article also talked about transient ischemic attack or TIA, the occurrence having another stroke or heart attack after 90 days of the diagnosis are the same for both men and women. Direct quote from the article of Dr. Amy Yu, M.D. — Stroke neurologist: “What’s important to recognize in stroke is that the brain has so many different functions and when a stroke is happening, people can feel different things beyond the typical stroke symptoms.” So, are strokes different in men and women?

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UoT