Sex differences in predictors of ischemic stroke: Current perspectives

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Globally, stroke is a significant public health concern affecting more than 33 mil­lion individuals. Of growing importance are the differences between males and females in the predictors and overall risk of stroke. Given that women have a higher lifetime risk for stoke and account for more than half of all stroke deaths, sex-specific stroke risk factors merit investigation and may help target public health interventions. This review aims to discuss the current body of knowledge regarding sex-specific predictors of ischemic stroke including both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, as well as specific pathologies known to increase stroke risk.




Samai, A. A., & Martin-Schild, S. (2015). Sex differences in predictors of ischemic stroke: Current perspectives. Vascular Health and Risk Management, 11, 427–436.

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