Aggregation of multiple risk factors for stroke in siblings of patients with brain infarction and transient ischemic attacks.

@article{Daz1986AggregationOM,
  title={Aggregation of multiple risk factors for stroke in siblings of patients with brain infarction and transient ischemic attacks.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Francisco D{\'i}az and Vladimir Hachinski and Linda L. Pederson and Alan Donald},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1986},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={1239-42}
}
Hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes are not only the major risk factors for stroke, but they tend to cluster in families. It is unknown, however, whether these conditions occur more frequently among relatives of patients with specific types of stroke as compared to non-relatives. The frequencies of stroke and its major risk factors in two groups of subjects were compared. One group consisted of 76 siblings of 41 patients hospitalized with cerebral infarction and transient ischemic attacks… CONTINUE READING