Science, medicine, and the future: Genetics and cardiovascular risk

Day, Ian N. M. and Wilson, David I. (2001) Science, medicine, and the future: Genetics and cardiovascular risk. British Medical Journal, 323, (7326), 1409-1412. (doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1409).


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Cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death
in the Western world, and congenital heart disease
affects almost 1% of liveborn infants. Both diseases have
substantial genetic components. The identification of
specific genetic variations that underpin cardiovascular
disease is providing new opportunities for diagnostic
testing, pharmacogenetics, and drug development. In
this review we describe genes that are known to have an
important impact on the development of cardiovascular
disease and discuss how their identification may improve
risk management.

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 0959-8138 (print)
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Keywords: genetics, genetic predisposition to disease, humans, cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, review,type 2, diabetes mellitus,blood, research support,'t, human, smoking, risk
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 59660
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:48

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