In addition to the most common types of stroke, there is also a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke, which is caused by a temporary clot. The signs and symptoms of TIA can last for a few moments or for 24 hours, but you can’t ignore them in either case, and you must seek emergency medical attention.
Stroke Risk Factors, Categorized by Those That Are Sex-Specific, Stronger or More Prevalent in Women, or Similar Between Women and Men
|Risk Factor||Sex-Specific Risk Factors||Risk Factors That Are Stronger or More Prevalent in Women||Risk Factors With Similar Prevalence in Men and Women but Unknown Difference in Impact|
|Oral contraceptive use||X|
|Postmenopausal hormone use||X|
|Changes in hormonal status||X|
|Migraine with aura||X|
|Prior cardiovascular disease||X|