HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Family history predicts young women's risk of stroke

Young women with a family history of stroke in their parents or siblings may be at increased risk for stroke themselves, according to a new report.

The risk of a blocked vessel stroke increases nearly twofold in young women with a history of stroke in any first-degree relative, Helen Kim, Ph.D., of the University of Washington and colleagues conclude in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers also found a 2.4-fold increase in the risk of ruptured-vessel stroke among women with a family history of the vascular disease.

The Washington state women interviewed by Kim and colleagues ranged in age from 18 to 44 -- relatively young for stroke victims.

"A positive family history of stroke is thought to be an important risk factor for stroke, although this relationship is not clearly established. The few studies that have examined this association have mainly focused on middle-aged to elderly populations and the results have been inconsistent," Kim says.

"Strokes are of particular concern in these early-onset cases because of the potential for serious, long-term disability and associated healthcare costs," she adds.

The researchers compared 109 Washington state young women diagnosed with stroke to 428 young women without a stroke who lived in the same areas of Washington state and were of similar age and background. Almost half of the women who had a stroke reported having a family history of the disease.

The effect of family history remained even after accounting for other factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use and family history of heart disease, Kim and colleagues found.

However, the researchers concluded that high blood pressure and smoking were good independent predictors of the risk of ruptured-vessel strokes. Diabetes, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and body mass index predicted the risk of bloc
'"/>

Contact: Helen Kim
206-543-8530
Center for the Advancement of Health
22-Nov-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
2. Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
3. A Familys Guide to Living with HIV
4. January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
5. November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
6. Family therapy reduces stress symptoms in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer
7. July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
8. May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
9. March/April 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
10. Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
11. Family members say dying patients need better end-of-life emotional and medical support

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: