Examining Stroke Risks in Siblings


Siblings of individuals with a prior stroke appear to have a 60% higher risk of ischemic stroke when compared with stroke-free siblings regardless of gender, according to findings from a Swedish investigation. The relative risk of early ischemic stroke was 1.94 for siblings of those who had a previous ischemic stroke.

Abstract: Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, April 1, 2012.

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