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Genome-Wide Analysis of Blood Pressure Variability and Ischemic Stroke

Stroke. 2013 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Authors/Editors: Yadav S, Cotlarciuc I, Munroe PB, Khan MS, Nalls MA, Bevan S, Cheng YC, Chen WM, Malik R, McCarthy NS, Holliday EG, Speed D, Hasan N, Pucek M, Rinne PE, Sever P, Stanton A, Shields DC, Maguire JM, McEvoy M, Scott RJ, Ferrucci L, Macleod MJ, Attia J, Markus HS, Sale MM, Worrall BB, Mitchell BD, Dichgans M, Sudlow C, Meschia JF, Rothwell PM, Caulfield M, Sharma P; International Stroke Genetics Consortium.
Publication Date: 2013

 

Abstract

Visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure (vBP) is associated with ischemic stroke. We sought to determine whether such variability has genetic causes and whether genetic variants associated with BP variability are also associated with ischemic stroke. We identified a cluster of single nucleotide polymorphisms at the NLGN1 locus showing significant association with BP variability. Follow-up analyses did not support an association with risk of ischemic stroke and its subtypes.

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