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Right middle cerebral artery vascular accident death, is this heredtary?

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Dr. DawnRenee Cinocco
Geriatrics 17 years experience
Hmmmm...: The propensity to have a stroke can be genetic. The specific arterial occlusion, not necessarily. But, high colesterol, high blood pressure and family history of stroke put you in a higher risk catagory. If you smoke you increase your risk exponentially. Lifestyle modification can be key. If on the otherhand you are talking about aneurysms--that could very well be linked.

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