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Gender differences in stroke

SANDRA MOROVIĆ ; Medical Center Aviva, Nemetova 2, Zagreb, Croatia
TATJANA RUNDEK ; Department of Neurology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
VIDA DEMARIN ; Medical Center Aviva, Nemetova 2, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
MOROVIĆ, S., RUNDEK, T. & DEMARIN, V. (2012). Gender differences in stroke. Periodicum biologorum, 114 (3), 267-268. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
MOROVIĆ, SANDRA, et al. "Gender differences in stroke." Periodicum biologorum, vol. 114, no. 3, 2012, pp. 267-268. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
MOROVIĆ, SANDRA, TATJANA RUNDEK and VIDA DEMARIN. "Gender differences in stroke." Periodicum biologorum 114, no. 3 (2012): 267-268.
MOROVIĆ, S., RUNDEK, T., and DEMARIN, V. (2012). 'Gender differences in stroke', Periodicum biologorum, 114(3), pp. 267-268. Available at: (Accessed 26 October 2021)
MOROVIĆ S, RUNDEK T, DEMARIN V. Gender differences in stroke. Periodicum biologorum [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2021 October 26];114(3):267-268. Available from:
S. MOROVIĆ, T. RUNDEK and V. DEMARIN, "Gender differences in stroke", Periodicum biologorum, vol.114, no. 3, pp. 267-268, 2012. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 26 October 2021]

Everyone is aware ofmany differences betweenmen andwomen in everyday life. But, howdifferent arewe in copingwith diseases?Nowadays, results of stroke studies more often point out gender differences. It has been shown that men and women have a different profile of vascular risk factors, different response to medical treatment, therapeutic interventions, as well as post-stroke disability and care. Data have shown women to be significantly older than men when stroke occurs, more likely to suffer cardioembolic stroke and have atrial fibrillation as a risk factor. Also, stroke onset differs
among men and women. Acute stroke in women commonly presents with a coma, paralysis, aphasia, swallowing difficulties and urinary incontinence. Women also show greater disability and handicap after stroke, than men. There has been a noted difference as to where patients are discharged after hospital stay. While women are more often discharged to a chronic facility, men more often return home. These differences may imply some social differences, but also point out the need for careful future management and healthcare planning.

Stroke; Stroke risk factors; Gender and stroke; Stroke in men; Stroke in women

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