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Emmerson Elliot

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« on: January 06, 2016, 06:14:18 PM »

 Thesis on EDS and Stroke

Incidence of Stroke: Environmental Factors vs. Genetic Factors

MK Martin - 2015

... (RVCL), Homocystinuria, and Vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (Francis et al. 2007,
 Meschia et al. 2011, Catto and Carter 2003). ... Vascular Ehlers– Danlos syndrome
 Autosomal dominant COL3A1 Arterial dissection childhood Page 16. ...




Although stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term

disability, the cause of stroke is largely viewed as environmentally impacted and modifiable

unlike the top two leading causes of death, heart disease and cancer.

 In order to understand the complexity of stroke and the impact it has on patients and their family members when

environmental factors do not provide a full explanation, this thesis seeks to explore the potential

genetic factors that contribute to the incidence of stroke. Single-gene disorders, polygenic

/genome-wide disorders, and epigenetic influences to the presentation of stroke will be explored

and an assessment on how stroke genetics could be applied in clinical practice will be discussed.
 link to full thesis physiology the Universsity of Arizona