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Gene Identified For Heart Defect That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

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December 22, 1998
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American Heart Association
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A gene for an inherited heart disorder that accounts for a significant number of sudden deaths and heart failure in young people has been located -- or mapped -- by U.S. and Canadian researchers, who report their research in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The gene, found on chromosome 3, is responsible for a heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).

DALLAS, Dec. 22 -- A gene for an inherited heart disorder that accounts for a significant number of sudden deaths and heart failure in young people has been located -- or mapped -- by U.S. and Canadian researchers, who report their research in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The gene, found on chromosome 3, is responsible for a heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), says the study's lead author, Robert Roberts, M.D., professor of medicine and cell biology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.


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