For reasons that are still unclear, women are relatively protected from cardiovascular disease before menopause, but catch up quickly and then surpass men in the decade after menopause. Two-thirds of strokes happen in women. And that two-thirds number keeps on rolling. Two-thirds of women have no warning symptoms before their first heart attack. Two-thirds of women never recover full function after a heart attack. Two-thirds of women who survive strokes suffer significant disability for the rest of their lives.
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