I am a Science and Medicine advisor for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). I assisted the Stroke Council in the development of Stroke Guidelines rising from the Stroke Council. The AHA/ASA develops evidence based guidelines to aid healthcare providers in making decisions on best care practices solidly based on what science we have now. The AHA/ASA felt it important to define prevention guidelines specifically focused to women and stroke. These Guidelines were published in the spring of 2014, and the interest in these guidelines has been amazing! The AHA/ASA Stroke Guidelines are developed by our esteemed group of stroke experts. These experts are leaders in the field of stroke science. The AHA/ASA Stroke Council updates these guidelines about every 3-5 years or as we acquire new science that would impact and potentially change the guidelines and care of women in the US. The AHA/ASA is deeply committed to making sure that the community had what we feel are best prevention practices for the community.