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Each year, approximately 60,000 more women than men have a stroke.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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