Despite presenting similarly, women were less likely than men to receive a diagnosis of cerebral ischemia, leading to potentially missed opportunities for prevention of future vascular events.
Why this matters
Women are less likely to receive a diagnosis of cerebral ischemia then men, less likely to report typical stroke symptoms, receive a lower quality of stroke care, and are more likely to have increased disability and poorer quality of life post stroke.
A study characterizing stroke presentation and outcomes in women versus men will provide clinicians with guidance regarding diagnosis and minimizing future risks.
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