Association of Parental Stroke With Brain Injury and Cognitive Measures in Offspring

STROKEAHA: January 29, 2013

Background and Purpose—Parental stroke has been related to an increased risk of stroke in the offspring. This study examines whether parental stroke is also associated with increased vascular brain injury and poorer cognitive performance among offspring free of clinical stroke.

Methods—Multivariable regression analyses were used to relate parental stroke to cross-sectional and change in brain magnetic resonance imaging measures and cognitive function among the offspring, with and without adjustment for vascular risk factors. Read more