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After stroke, women and men significantly more likely to have dangerous heart complications

19:00 EST 14 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(University of Western Ontario) The study demonstrated for the first time that in people with no underlying heart disease, after a stroke they were more than 20 times more likely than those who didn't have a stroke (23-fold in women and 25-fold in men) to have a first-in-life major adverse cardiovascular event. These events include things like heart attack, chest pain, cardiac failure or cardiac death.

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