Woman’s Stroke

Stroke kills about twice as many women as breast cancer each year. In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death for women. It may surprise you to know that women have a higher lifetime risk for stroke then their male counterparts and they are also more likely to die from a stroke.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. The more you know about the symptoms of stroke in women, the better you’ll be able to get help. 

Last May we spoke with Dr. Nitza Alvarez at the Tri-County Heart Institute about what women need to know about stroke. We felt that her message was important enough to share with you again.

Also, living an active lifestyle can lower your risk of stroke and stop, or even reverse, the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez. Be sure to follow Tri County Heart Institute on Facebook to confirm the walks have resumed.

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