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Does cerebrovascular disease run in the family?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: Often does

Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg.
Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular.

In brief: Often does

Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg.
Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular.
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

Cerebrovascular disease may involve thickening of arteries, emboli, or hemorrhage.
Causes can include hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, drug use, smoking, and genetic syndromes. All of these conditions can run in families. If there is such disease in your family, discuss with your doctor and consider genetic testing. Careful health habits are important.

In brief: Yes

Cerebrovascular disease may involve thickening of arteries, emboli, or hemorrhage.
Causes can include hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, drug use, smoking, and genetic syndromes. All of these conditions can run in families. If there is such disease in your family, discuss with your doctor and consider genetic testing. Careful health habits are important.
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