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Duke Scientists Seek Genetic Clues To Heart Disease

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October 30, 2001
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To help unravel the complicated and subtle interplay of genes and the environment, cardiologist Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, chief of cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, is leading a team of Duke cardiologists, geneticists and statisticians in a unique effort to better understand the genetic underpinnings of atherosclerosis. They are drawing on more than 30 years of clinical data collected by Duke cardiologists on all the heart patients seen at Duke, giving researchers an unprecedented trove of information about the progression of the disease and how patients respond to different treatments.

SAN FRANCISCO – It was the tragic, sudden death of Olympic skater Sergei Grinkov that triggered Pascal Goldschmidt's quest to solve the intricate genetic puzzle of heart disease.


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