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Stroke Genetics by Pankaj Sharma

This revised, expanded second edition updates the reader on this fast moving field as well providing an overall understanding of the genetics of complex diseases by using stroke as a paradigm. The reader will gain a comprehensive understanding of cerebrovascular genetics including the epidemiological evidence for the genetic basis of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, knowledge of its molecular basis from association, linkage and recent genomewide studies, and also monogenic disorders. Finally, the legal and ethical complexities in dealing with these issues are discussed.

Stroke Genetics is a valuable resource for neurologists, stroke physicians, hypertension specialists, internists, clinical pharmacologists and those in training, as well as researchers in the field of disease genetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319562087
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2017
Pages: 431
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pankaj Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCP

Reader & Consultant Neurologist

Imperial College London & Hammersmith Hospitals

London, UK

James F. Meschia, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Familial stroke epidemiology.- Association study results.- GWAS.- Aneurysms/carvernous/AVM.- ICH/amyloid/microbleeds.- CADASIL.- Fabry.- MELAS.- Sickle.- Other monogenic.- White matter disease.- Carotid atherosclerosis.- Dissection.- Pharmacogenomics.- Non-Caucasian stroke genetics.- Small vessel disease.- Genetics of neuroimaging in stroke.- Cerebrovenous thrombosis.- Ethics.

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