Genetic Variation and Risk of Stroke

Genetic Variation and Risk of Stroke

Jonathan Rosand, MD, co-director Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health and co-director of Mass General Neuroscience, discusses his collaborative study of stroke genetics. There are risk factors such as hypertension, atherosclerosis or cigarette smoking that influence an individual’s risk for stroke, but a large proportion of the risk for any individual remains unexplained. This research focuses on identifying how genetic variation affects our risk for stroke and how those variants offers clues for new drugs that may have a broad impact on reducing stroke.

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  1. yass yass on November 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    My family have a genetic stroke factor. And we need help,

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