Advances in Stroke January 15, 2013

The field of stroke genetics continues to make substantive advances. Large-scale partnerships have led to meta-analyses in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, which are yielding reproducible genetic risk factors. Most ischemic stroke risk factors seem to be specific to type, for example, large-vessel stroke. Progress is being made in understanding the pathophysiology of singlegene stroke syndromes. Genetics is also being used to potentially advance pharmacotherapeutics. Read more