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

Science, medicine, and the future: Genetics and cardiovascular risk
Science, medicine, and the future: Genetics and cardiovascular risk
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.
genetics, genetic predisposition to disease, humans, cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, review, type 2, diabetes mellitus, blood, research support, non-u.s.gov't, human, smoking, risk
0959-8138
1409-1412
Day, Ian N. M.
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Wilson, David I.
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Day, Ian N. M.
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Wilson, David I.
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Day, Ian N. M. and Wilson, David I. (2001) Science, medicine, and the future: Genetics and cardiovascular risk. BMJ, 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.

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Published date: 15 December 2001
Keywords: genetics, genetic predisposition to disease, humans, cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, review, type 2, diabetes mellitus, blood, research support, non-u.s.gov't, human, smoking, risk

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Local EPrints ID: 59660
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/59660
ISSN: 0959-8138
PURE UUID: f69dfb6e-251f-4f25-bfd0-cfe09c53937e

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Date deposited: 04 Sep 2008
Last modified: 22 Jul 2022 21:11

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Author: Ian N. M. Day
Author: David I. Wilson

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