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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Study Uncovers Novel Genetic Variation Linked to Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest



7/1/2011 8:12:25 AM

A study by a global consortium of physician-scientists has identified a genetic variation that may predispose people to double the risk of having a sudden cardiac arrest, a disorder that gives little warning and is fatal in about 95 percent of cases. Although previous, smaller studies have identified some genes with a potential association with sudden cardiac arrest, this is the first study large enough to enable scientists to apply results to the general population.

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