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What genes play an important role in stroke?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many
There is no "stroke gene".
There are many conditions which are genetically determined, such leiden factor v deficiency which leads to stroke. If you have strong family history of stroke, you should find out what condition(s) your family has contributing to their strokes. This is a more productive approach than searching the human genome.

In brief: Many
There is no "stroke gene".
There are many conditions which are genetically determined, such leiden factor v deficiency which leads to stroke. If you have strong family history of stroke, you should find out what condition(s) your family has contributing to their strokes. This is a more productive approach than searching the human genome.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rarely one gene
Most strokes are due to risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol issues have a genetic component that usually isn't localized to one gene.
Familial clusters of strokes due to a single gene (eg cadasil) or single mitochondrial RNA mutation (eg melas) are rare.

In brief: Rarely one gene
Most strokes are due to risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol issues have a genetic component that usually isn't localized to one gene.
Familial clusters of strokes due to a single gene (eg cadasil) or single mitochondrial RNA mutation (eg melas) are rare.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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