The version of the article, “Family History as a Risk Factor for Carotid Artery Stenosis” by Khaleghi et al that published online ahead-of-print on July 8, 2014, and appears in the August issue (Stroke. 2014;45:2252–2256) contained an error in the Abstract and Conclusions. The conclusion of the abstract should read, “Family history of stroke and of CHD were each associated with CAS, suggesting that shared genetic and environmental factors contribute to the risk of CAS.” The second sentence of the conclusions should read, “We show that (1) family history of stroke or CHD is independently associated with presence of CAS; (2) sibling history of stroke or CHD confers greater risk than parental history; and (3) the magnitude of the association is greater in those with greater number of affected relatives, independent of the size of the family.” The authors regret the error.
This correction has been made to the online version of the article, which is available at http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/45/8/2252.
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