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Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: Not really

Though there are rare genetic stroke syndromes (eg cadasil), for the vast majority of strokes, risk factors with a strong genetic component (hypertension , diabetes, high cholesterol) are the much bigger contributors to strokes and heart attacks often running in families (getting these diseases increases risk of stroke).

In brief: Not really

Though there are rare genetic stroke syndromes (eg cadasil), for the vast majority of strokes, risk factors with a strong genetic component (hypertension , diabetes, high cholesterol) are the much bigger contributors to strokes and heart attacks often running in families (getting these diseases increases risk of stroke).
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

Cerebrovascular disease causes strokes.
A tendency for strokes can run in families. Especially related to blood pressure problems, diabetes, cholesterol problems, smoking habits, drug use, etc. Vascular malformations including avms and aneurysms can also show a genetic tendency. Markers are available to uncover possible risks. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Cerebrovascular disease causes strokes.
A tendency for strokes can run in families. Especially related to blood pressure problems, diabetes, cholesterol problems, smoking habits, drug use, etc. Vascular malformations including avms and aneurysms can also show a genetic tendency. Markers are available to uncover possible risks. Discuss with your doctor.
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