TITLE

Genes for stroke

AUTHOR(S)
Markus, H.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Sep2004, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p1229
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
Twin studies suggest a modest genetic component, more important in younger individuals. Many studies have determined whether a family history of stroke is more common in stroke cases compared with normal controls. Most report an association, which is stronger both in younger individuals and with certain stroke subtypes, particularly small vessel disease and large vessel atherosclerotic stroke. Identifying the genetic predisposition to multifactorial stroke has proved a harder task. It is usually assumed that such influences are polygenic although the number of responsible genes is unknown.
ACCESSION #
14433324

 

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