Prior cardiovascular disease is linked to fewer steps to onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Prior cardiovascular disease increases the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis onset, especially in men, but a prior psychiatric diagnosis has no effect.

Why this matters ?

    Men with cardiovascular disease have an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Better understanding of the contributing factors to disease development could improve counselling and ultimately prognosis and treatment.