Stroke With PH Can Lead to Longer Hospital Stays, Greater Risk for Men

Stroke With PH Can Lead to Longer Hospital Stays, Greater Risk for Men

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Stroke With PH Can Lead to Longer Hospital Stays, Greater Risk for Men

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) increases the likelihood of a prolonged hospitalization following an acute ischemic stroke, or a stroke due to a blocked vessel carrying blood to a part of the brain, according to a large U.S. database study. Men with PH and such a stroke are also 31% more likely to die while hospitalized than are women with PH in the same situation, and patients older than age 70 are less likely than younger ones…

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