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Overview of Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Risk Factors

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Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the USA. Many factors can affect an individual’s risk for stroke. Common risk factors for ischemic stroke include age, gender, and ethnicity. Other risk factors for stroke, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, artherosclerosis, and obesity, are influenced by genetics. Genetic syndromes make up about 1 % of this risk. Genetic counseling should include a discussion of manageable environmental risk factors, hereditary factors that can predispose to blood clots, as well as any family history of a Mendelian disorder. This chapter reviews the most common inherited disorders and risk factors.

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  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Fabry Disease

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Workman, H. (2015). Overview of Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Risk Factors. In: Goldman, J. (eds) Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7482-2_10

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