Howard co-authors first guidelines issued for assessing stroke risk in women

strokeThe American Heart Association issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women, which consider hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors. “Men are physiologically different from women, so preventive tips cannot be one-size-fits-all,” explained UAB Professor Virginia Howard, Ph.D., co-author of the new scientific statement published in the AHA journal Stroke. The guidelines report stroke risks unique to women and provide scientifically based recommendations on how best to treat them.