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 BMJ, 323, (7326), pp. 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
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1409
ISSNs: 0959-8138 (print)
Keywords: genetics, genetic predisposition to disease, humans, cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, review, type 2, diabetes mellitus, blood, research support,'t, human, smoking, risk
ePrint ID: 59660
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15 December 2001Published
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:33
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