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Atrial fibrillation stroke risk in women

Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases stroke risk to a greater extent in women than in men, especially in women older than 75 and regardless of their risk profile and use of warfarin.

Depression common among stroke patients

People who have experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) experience high rates of depression, but up to two-thirds of them are undertreated.

Stroke: you only have three hours

Did you know that you only have three hours to get help for a stroke before you risk permanent disability? Here's what to look out for.

Stroke risk may run in the family

People whose brother or sister had a stroke were up to 64% more likely to suffer one, compared to folks without such family histories, Swedish researchers report.

Warfarin helps cut stroke risk

The anti-clotting drug warfarin reduces stroke risk in patients with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, research shows.

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Dr. Ashleigh Bhanjan is a specialist neurologist at the Life Entabeni hospital in Durban. Dr. Bhanjan completed his internship at Johannesburg General hospital and his community service at Ladysmith Provincial hospital before qualifying as a Fellow of the College of Neurologists of South Africa in 2008. Since 2009, he has been practicing at the Life Entabeni hospital as a specialist neurologist with a particular interest in stroke neurology.

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