Evidence for a strong genetic influence on carotid plaque characteristics: An International twin study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler

abstract

  • The heritability of ultrasound characteristics of carotid plaque is high. Unshared environmental effects account for a modest portion of the variance. Our findings should stimulate the search for genes responsible for these traits.

publication date

  • December 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STROKEAHA.112.666016

PubMed ID

  • 23086674

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3168

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 43

number

  • 12