Presenter Dr. Samuel Bruce of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and colleagues conducted a study that included Medicare data from almost 67,000 stroke survivors. The group found that female stroke survivors had the following:
- 6% less probability of having intracranial vessel imaging
- 10% less probability of having cervical vessel imaging
- 8% less probability of being monitored for heart-rhythm irregularities
- 8% less probability of having echocardiography
"Women hospitalized with stroke were less likely than men to see stroke specialists and receive imaging and other tests to diagnose stroke," Bruce said in a statement released by the American Stroke Association (ASA).
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