Ten Genes Associated With A Risk Factor For Sudden Cardiac Death Identified

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 16:28 in Health & Medicine

That an abnormality in his heart's electrical system had managed to stay on the Q.T. -- until it proved lethal -- is characteristic of sudden cardiac death, which annually claims more than a quarter million Americans. A dearth of discernable symptoms and lack of detectable molecules circulating in the blood makes the prediction of sudden cardiac death largely dependent on genetic risk factors.

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