Archive - Jan 12, 2010

Archive - Jan 12, 2010

Date
  • All
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31

Study Reveals Gene Variations that Increase Vulnerability to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers have found nine new gene
variations that can make a person vulnerable to sudden cardiac death and
confirmed the role of another, international researchers said on Sunday.

"Almost half were surprising new genes that no one would
have guessed as being involved in cardiac biology," said Dan Arking of
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, whose team was one of many working
on the study in the journal Nature Genetics.

Last month, Arking's group reported in the journal Circulation
that it had found a single gene that raises the risk of cardiac death. The new
study identifies that gene plus nine new ones that modify the timing of heart
contractions, a measure known as the QT interval.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

SCA Newsletter

Sign Up with the SCA Foundation News in order to stay informed! (* required field)

Contact Us

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation would like to hear from you! If you have questions or comments — Contact Us!

724-625-0025

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
7500 Brooktree Road
Wexford, PA 15090

Copyright © 2019 Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Web Design & Development, & Web Hosting By FastWebEngine