Genetic Variation and Risk of Stroke

Tue Nov 20, 2018
Jonathan Rosand, MD, co-director Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health and co-director of Mass General Neuroscience, discusses his collaborative study of stroke genetics. There are risk factors such as hypertension, atherosclerosis or cigarette smoking that influence an individual's risk for stroke, but a large proportion of the risk for any individual remains unexplained. This research focuses on identifying how genetic variation affects our risk for stroke and how those variants offers clues for new drugs that may have a broad impact on reducing stroke. Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital. Subscribe: