Long-term stroke death rates are higher among Black Medicare patients

A long-term look at Medicare patients shows that Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients, even after accounting for preexisting health conditions, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021.“So much of what […]

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Differences found in stroke severity and post-stroke care among Black and Hispanic women

Black and Hispanic women ages 65-74 years old hospitalized with stroke had more severe strokes than their white counterparts, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference 2021. According to the American Heart Association, Black women have a higher rate of stroke (3.8%) when compared to white women […]

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African American women experience higher risk of pregnancy-related stroke, death

African American women have a significantly increased risk of stroke and death during pregnancy and childbirth or in the period right after birth, compared to the risk of stroke among white women, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. “Each year, thousands of American women have […]

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