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Genetic Paradox: Gene Implicated In Alzheimer's Disease Appears To Protect Kidneys Of Heart Surgery Patients

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July 31, 2000
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Duke University Medical Center
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While the use of bypass surgery over the past 30 years has saved millions of patients with clogged coronary arteries, physicians have noticed a disturbing, and so far unsolved, trend - up to 8 percent of these heart patients will suffer impairment of kidney function after surgery. A study by Duke University Medical Center researchers offers intriguing clues to this phenomenon by finding a possible genetic link.

DURHAM, N.C. - While the use of bypass surgery over the past 30 years has saved millions of patients with clogged coronary arteries, physicians have noticed a disturbing, and so far unsolved, trend - up to 8 percent of these heart patients will suffer impairment of kidney function after surgery.


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Duke University Medical Center. "Genetic Paradox: Gene Implicated In Alzheimer's Disease Appears To Protect Kidneys Of Heart Surgery Patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 July 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/07/000731074023.htm>.
Duke University Medical Center. (2000, July 31). Genetic Paradox: Gene Implicated In Alzheimer's Disease Appears To Protect Kidneys Of Heart Surgery Patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/07/000731074023.htm
Duke University Medical Center. "Genetic Paradox: Gene Implicated In Alzheimer's Disease Appears To Protect Kidneys Of Heart Surgery Patients." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/07/000731074023.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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