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Could mom's stroke predict daughter's heart attack?

from TIME

A new study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, finds that a mother's history of stroke may affect her daughter's chances of having a heart attack. Researchers from the University of Oxford looked at 2,200 men and women who had had heart attacks, stroke or some other coronary problem. Overall, more than 24 percent of those who had had heart disease had a family history of stroke in a first-degree relative, like a parent or sibling. About the same percentage of patients who had had a stroke themselves also had a family history of stroke. more


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