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:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX ... CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will ... and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset ... of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will ... services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in ... awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ... enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information ... we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of ... loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: