What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Finns
(University of Eastern Finland) One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Overall, 40 percent of patients carried a specific or a likely mutation causing the disease, and 20 percent were carriers of a rare gene mutation whose role in the disease remains unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bad brakes
(Harvard Medical School) A study in human and mouse heart cells identifies a faulty molecular brake in the most common form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes and the most common genetic disease of the heart The faulty brake, found about a quarter of all genetic mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, interferes with the heart muscle's ability to contract and relax,.Treatment with a chemical compound successfully restores normal contractility and relaxation in human heart cells (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A to Z with Richard Bach, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Perry, MD, interviews specialty center director (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

GOOD WORKS SA: Losing son inspires creation of AugustHeart
Ten years after Bart Koontz's teenage son died, his voice wavers with emotion as he recounts the morning August never woke due to an undetected heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A few years later, in 2011, Bart and Dore Koontz founded AugustHeart with a bold vision: to establish and fund a rapid, low-cost, scalable cardiovascular screening model. Their goal was a free communitywide cardiac screening program for all teens in Bexar County to minimize the risks of sudden car diac arrest,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andi Rodriguez Source Type: news

Researchers determine how contraction leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Individual myosin molecules and rod-like filaments inside muscles produce less force and lower velocity of contraction, leading to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, researcher report in a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
(McGill University) Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic heart disease in the US and affects an estimated 1 in 500 people around the world. A protein called myosin acts as the molecular motor which makes the muscles in the heart contract. An international team has discovered that in transgenic rabbits with the R403Q mutation,, individual myosin molecules and myofibrils (the basic rod-like filaments inside muscles) produce less force and a lower maximum velocity of contraction than those isolated from healthy hearts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The man who has died NINE times: 29-year-old's illness regularly makes his heart stop
Jamie Poole, from Australia but living in London, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which means his heart muscle is thickened and weaker, and causes him regular cardiac arrests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?
(Gladstone Institutes) About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This condition causes thickening of the heart muscle and results in defects in the heart's electrical system. Under conditions of environmental stress such as exercise, HCM can result in sudden death. In other cases, patients may go undiagnosed, with their heart function declining gradually over decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CHOP researchers highlight advances in pediatric heart disease at 2017 AHA scientific sessions
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. Among many abstracts presented were research on racial disparities in bystander CPR methods in children with sudden cardiac arrest, and findings that children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be at risk for sudden cardiac death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Heart Disease Runs in the Family
Treatment TermsCardiomyopathy Overview Anne Goodes knew her heart beat faster than normal, but it wasn ’t until her local cardiologist detected a heart murmur that she discovered she was at risk for sudden cardiac death. At Duke, she learned the cause was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common heart condition that can run in the family. Goodes soon discovered her children may need to take precaution s as well. Hero Image2017_anne_heart_596.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Learning to Live with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ContentHypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects the cells that make up the heart muscle,...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

MRI discovers heart damage among male triathletes
Using late gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, German researchers found myocardial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Some cardiac MRI findings predict future heart events Stress cardiac MR matches 320-row CCTA results Study shows feasibility of cardiac PET/MRI -- with caveats Cardiac MR tops ECG in finding hidden myocardial infarctions Late MRI enhancement predicts death risk in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fruit fly muscles with a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutation don't relax properly
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers have figured out why a particular inherited human heart condition that is almost always due to genetic mutations causes the heart to enlarge, thicken and fail. They found that one such mutation interferes with heart muscle's ability to relax after contracting, and prevents the heart from fully filling with blood and pumping it out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: ESC guidelines (HCM-EVIDENCE)
(European Society of Cardiology) A large study conducted across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia has validated the ESC recommendations for predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MyoKardia ’s Phase II trial for oHCM drug meets endpoints
MyoKardia has reported positive top-line results from the first cohort of its Phase II PIONEER-HCM clinical trial of mavacamten in patients with symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (oHCM). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers successfully edit 1st human embryo with CRISPR
Scientists have successfully edited genes in a human embryo, correcting a disease-causing mutation to prevent the defect from being inherited. The groundbreaking process, covered in a paper published yesterday in Nature, was confirmed last week by the Oregon Health and Science University, which collaborated with the Salk Institute and Korea’s Institute for Basic Science on the task. To edit the genetic mutation, in this case for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, researchers used a technique known as CRISPR-Cas9. The CRISPR-Cas9 technique operates as a sort of ‘molecular scissors’ which can trim away unwanted p...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Biotech Research & Development Source Type: news

Gene editing used to repair diseased genes in embryos
Conclusion Currently, genetically-inherited conditions like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cannot be cured, only managed to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death. For couples where one partner carries the mutated gene, the only option to avoid passing it onto their children is pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. This involves using IVF to create embryos, then testing a cell of the embryo to see whether it carries the healthy or mutated version of the gene. Embryos with healthy versions of the gene are then selected for implantation in the womb. Problems arise if too few or none of the embryos have the correct version of the...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

First human gene editing performed on human embryo
Researchers have successfully used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to correct the gene responsible for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a human embryo. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIS inherited heart condition can cause sudden death - new test could identify risk
HYPERTROPHIC cardiomyopathy is a condition which can cause sudden death. The condition claimed the life of Miles Frost, Sir David Frost's son. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spectrum Health Cardiomyopathy Program named National Center of Excellence
(Spectrum Health) The Spectrum Health Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program has been designated a national Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). Spectrum Health joins 25 other centers with this recognition, and becomes the second center in the state of Michigan. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiovascular disorder, and affects at least 1 in 500 people in the United States. HCMA Centers of Excellence are recognized for providing comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, education and research programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Brisk Walking Can Help in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Brisk Walking Can Help in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
The study"provides support for a regimen of unsupervised brisk walking 4 to 7 days per week for a minimum of 30 minutes, as a targeted intervention for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy."Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study shows moderate exercise may aid HCM patients
Research suggests a change in current guidelines for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to include moderate exercise. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patients
Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are urged to take it easy. But new research shows they might benefit from moderate aerobic exercise. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patients
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are urged to take it easy. But new research shows they might benefit from moderate aerobic exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cardiac Symptoms Before Sudden Cardiac Death Caused by HCM Cardiac Symptoms Before Sudden Cardiac Death Caused by HCM
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac death in young persons. Do most have prior cardiac symptoms? What type of symptoms do they experience?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Call to screen for silent killer sudden death gene
Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba (pictured) collapsed on the pitch in 2012. His heart stopped for 78 minutes and he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Afro-Caribbean vs. Caucasians Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Afro-Caribbean vs. Caucasians
How does ethnicity impact the clinical profile and outcomes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sep 9 Cardiology News Sep 9 Cardiology News
Trends in infective endocarditis, vein-graft intervention, use of OCT in ACS, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and electronic health records are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Appropriate ICD Therapy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Appropriate ICD Therapy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
ICDs are effective at terminating ventricular arrhythmias that cause the majority of sudden cardiac deaths in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but is therapy being administered appropriately?Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart Metabolics begins Phase IIb trial of perhexiline to treat HCM
Irish biopharmaceutical company Heart Metabolics has begun its Phase IIb trial of perhexiline to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and moderate-to-severe heart failure with preserved left ventricular function. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stem cell breakthrough unlocks mysteries associated with inherited heart condition
Using advanced stem cell technology, scientists have created a model of a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) -- an excessive thickening of the heart that is associated with a number of rare and common illnesses, some of which have a strong genetic component. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stem cell breakthrough unlocks mysteries associated with inherited heart condition
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Using advanced stem cell technology, scientists have created a model of a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy rarely associated with exercise
(European Society of Cardiology) Sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is rarely associated with exercise, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr. Gherardo Finocchiaro, a cardiologist at St George's University of London, UK. Nearly 80 percent of patients in the study had no symptoms and only one in five had been diagnosed with HCM before their death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early Genetic Testing for HCM Led to Misdiagnoses Early Genetic Testing for HCM Led to Misdiagnoses
Sequence data and clinical records reveal a pattern of excess misdiagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, especially in African Americans in a new US analysis.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Imprecise Medicine? Genetic Tests Lead to Misdiagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Some black Americans wrongly told of high risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 17, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Imprecise Medicine? Genetic Tests Led to Misdiagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Some black Americans wrongly told of high risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 17, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

This Inspiring Fitness Model Lives Without A Working Heart
Think you’re obsessed with the battery life of all your devices? Andrew “AJ” Jones has you beat.  He doesn’t have a discernible pulse. He doesn’t have a working heart. And as he says, “I’m pretty much the best looking zombie you’ll ever see.” The idea is to wake up and show the day that you are up to something.... #Fitness #FitnessMotivation #iwokeuplikethis #fitfam #fitspo #fit #instafit #fitnessgoals #goals #fitnessjourney #fitnessmodel #model #aesthetics #aesthetic #LVAD #heartdisease #hearttransplant #beadonor #donatelife #fitnessaddict #fitnessfre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudden heart death more common in male minority athletes
HealthDay News Researchers found about one-third of sudden cardiac deaths were caused by the heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. There are often no symptoms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy under-appreciated cause of sudden cardiac death in male minority athletes
Key data from the U.S. National Registry of Sudden Death in Athletes reveal important insights, according to a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy under-appreciated cause of sudden cardiac death in male minority athletes
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Sudden deaths in young, seemingly healthy competitive athletes are tragic events. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, investigators report that more than one-third of recorded cardiovascular deaths were caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the majority in young male minority athletes. Sudden deaths due to genetic and/or congenital heart diseases are uncommon in females, but relatively common in African-American and other minorities compared to whites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Local Experts Urge EKG Heart Screenings To Save Lives
BOSTON (CBS) — Josh Thibodeau was a boy with a big smile, tons of energy, and the fun family nickname “Moose.” “Super sensitive, super sweet kid,” says his mom, Deb O’Brien-Thibodeau.  Five years ago Josh collapsed at soccer camp.  The Holden boy was just 12 years old. His dad, Ralph Thibodeau, remembers every moment of that horrible day. “Josh is laying there and I think my first recollection is I hear, ‘I don’t hear a heartbeat,'” he said. Josh died from an undiagnosed heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy or HCM.  Sudden cardiac deat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall ekg Source Type: news

Simple Screenings Could Reveal Hidden Heart Problems In Kids
BOSTON (CBS) — Josh Thibodeau was a boy with a big smile, tons of energy, and the fun family nickname “Moose.” “Super sensitive, super sweet kid,” says his mom, Deb O’Brien-Thibodeau.  Five years ago Josh collapsed at soccer camp.  The Holden boy was just 12 years old. His dad, Ralph Thibodeau, remembers every moment of that horrible day. “Josh is laying there and I think my first recollection is I hear, ‘I don’t hear a heartbeat,'” he said. Josh died from an undiagnosed heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy or HCM.  Sudden cardiac deat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall ekg Source Type: news

Red Flags for Low-Volume HCM Ablation, Myectomy CentersRed Flags for Low-Volume HCM Ablation, Myectomy Centers
Increased mortality at low-volume hospitals performing septal myectomy and ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serves as a "wake-up call to the cardiology community," the authors said. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy May Not Cause Symptoms Until Later in Life
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My dad was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at age 52. He has been on medication for a few months, but doctors said he likely will need surgery, even though his symptoms are very mild. Is surgery always necessary for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Should my siblings and I be tested for the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Heart Metabolics Announces Multiple Senior Appointments To Management Team
All functional areas strengthened to support advancement of the clinical pipeline DUBLIN and SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Heart Metabolics Limited (Heart Metabolics), a biotechnology company focused on the ... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, PersonnelHeart Metabolics, perhexiline, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Percutaneous Septal Ablation Safe in Younger Patients, Too (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study supports extending age range for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy therapy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 10, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ECG Abnormalities in Elite High School AthletesECG Abnormalities in Elite High School Athletes
This study compares the ECG findings between elite student athletes and adolescents with confirmed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 18, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Screening athletes for undetected heart problems: What parents need to know now
Dr. Gian Corrado, a physician in Boston Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine, was an undergraduate playing pick-up basketball when one of his teammates died suddenly on the court. Unfortunately, the young player’s death is not an isolated tragedy. Every three days, a young athlete somewhere in the U.S. collapses and dies due to an undetected heart problem. “It’s uncommon,” Corrado says, “but it’s not SO uncommon that it may not touch you. It happens, and we have no effective, efficient way to screen for it.” The National College Athletic Association’s chief medical ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness In the News Parenting Teen Health Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Gianmichel Corrado Dr. John Triedman echocardiogram EKG screening Heart Center Source Type: news

Pioneering discovery leads to potential preventive treatment for sudden cardiac death
(University of Vermont) Roughly 15 years ago, a team of Vermont researchers discovered the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common culprit in cases of sudden death in young athletes. A team of Harvard scientists and colleagues used some of these findings to develop a possible treatment to prevent this inherited disease that can cause the heart to thicken and stop pumping blood effectively, leading to heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news