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Gene Mutation with Elevated HDL Cholesterol Increases Risk of CHD

2016 22 Mar

New research suggests that a rare gene mutation in some individuals with elevated HDL cholesterol can increase the risk of CHD development. The research is published in Science . HDL is generally considered to be the good cholesterol as it is believed to be cardioprotective but in this new study conducted with 300 participants with very high HDL-C... Read more

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New Blood Test can Diagnose Inherited Heart Conditions

2016 23 Feb

The British Heart Foundation has announced the development of a new genetic test that could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions. The research investigated a group of genes that could be checked reliably for all known heart condition genes by using one simple test. The research is published in the  Journal of Cardiovascular Translational... Read more

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CAID Syndrome: Heart and Gut Dysrhythmia

2014 10 Oct

A rare disease affecting both heart rate and intestinal movements has been discovered by researchers from CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, CHU de Québec, Université Laval, and Hubrecht Institute. The "Chronic Atrial Intestinal Dysrhythmia syndrome" (CAID) is a serious condition caused by a rare genetic mutation, explained the researchers... Read more

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'Heart Disease-on-a-Chip' Modelled From Patient Stem Cells

2014 14 May

By merging stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies Harvard scientists have, in a world premiere, successfully grown functioning human heart tissue that carries an inherited cardiovascular disease. A major development for personalised medicine, this research, which was published in Nature Medicine, provides working proof that laboratory-based... Read more