New heart group guidelines aim at preventing stroke in women, pregnancy is one focus

  • Article by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks.

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cardiosleepFeb. 7, 1412:56 PM

The Guidelines in Stroke Prevention in Women is outdated and quite inaccurate or incomplete. When one deals with HYPERTENSION, PRE-ECLAMPSIA, ECLAMPSIA and or DIABETES in women (and men); one must consider the strong possibility of OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) as the mitigating cause or co-existing illness. OSA increases the risk for STROKE, HEART ATTACK & SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH by 300%-400% depending on severity of OSA. OSA also raises the risk of CANCER DEATHS, and 700% increase in vehicular accidents. The Guidelines were written for and by Primary Care MDs, OB/GYNE, cardiologists. It misses the important and yet widely prevalent cause of women mortality and morbidity. ANTONIO Q. CHAN, MD, MBA FACC, FAHA, FAASM

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cardiosleepFeb. 7, 14 1:22 PM

The Guidelines in Stroke Prevention in Women is outdated and quite inaccurate or incomplete. When one deals with HYPERTENSION, PRE-ECLAMPSIA, ECLAMPSIA and or DIABETES in women (and men); one must consider the strong possibility of OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) as the mitigating cause or co-existing illness. OSA increases the risk for STROKE, HEART ATTACK & SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH by 300%-400% depending on severity of OSA. OSA also raises the risk of CANCER DEATHS, and 700% increase in vehicular accidents. The Guidelines were written for and by Primary Care MDs, OB/GYNE, cardiologists. It misses the important and yet widely prevalent cause of women mortality and morbidity. ANTONIO Q. CHAN, MD, MBA FACC, FAHA, FAASM

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