Genetic Variant Increases Risk of Heart Rhythm Dysfunction, Sudden Death, University of Cincinnati Study

Published: May 31, 2012

Cardiovascular researchers at the University of Cincinnati have identified a genetic variant in a cardiac protein that can be linked to heart rhythm dysfunction. This is the first genetic variant in a calcium-binding protein (histidine-rich calcium binding protein) found to be associated with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in dilated cardiomyopathy patients, opening up new possibilities for treatment.

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