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Women of all ages face higher risk of stroke than men, new guidelines say


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The guidelines also recommend that women who have migraine headaches with aura - such as blinking lights or moving dots - stop smoking to avoid higher stroke risks. Women over age 75 should also be screened for atrial fibrillation.

But one that could be controversial recommends treating pregnant women with moderately high blood pressure (150 to 159 mmHg/100 to 109 mmHg) with blood pressure medication. That goes against recommendations by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Bushnell said.

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"We are going out on a limb," she said." We don’t want women to develop severe blood pressure, and that has to be weighed with risks for the mom and the baby."




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