Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Women trail men in clot-busting treatment

Ran across an interesting report about a disparity between men and women and stroke treatment. The article cites why women trail men in clot-busting treatment:
Among patients presenting with an acute stroke, women were less likely than men to receive intravenous thrombolytic therapy, which could have to do with delayed arrival at the hospital, researchers found.
Read through the entire article; another argument that speedy response to stroke signs are vital.

1 comment:

J.L. Murphey said...

Women are primary caregivers as part of their nurturing side. We are more likely to set aside the early signs of a stroke out of habit.

On the reverse side men are the go getters. When they can't do someone notices.