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Is there a large genetic component to stroke risk?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Some types of stroke are definitely genetically determined such as factor v leiden deficiency.
Diabetes and elevated cholesterol, both of which are often genetically determined, in turn predisposing to stroke.

In brief: Possible

Some types of stroke are definitely genetically determined such as factor v leiden deficiency.
Diabetes and elevated cholesterol, both of which are often genetically determined, in turn predisposing to stroke.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is some

The risks for most forms of stroke are similar to those for heart disease.
The risk is increased with high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia ( too much fat in the blood). These problems have a genetic component but also large life style factors as well. Some risk factors such as smoking are 100% behavior related. Most of the risk is modifiable with healthy behaviors, diet, exercise, dont smoke.

In brief: There is some

The risks for most forms of stroke are similar to those for heart disease.
The risk is increased with high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia ( too much fat in the blood). These problems have a genetic component but also large life style factors as well. Some risk factors such as smoking are 100% behavior related. Most of the risk is modifiable with healthy behaviors, diet, exercise, dont smoke.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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