Navigation Links
Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation
Date:12/11/2008

Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A gene linked with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation has been identified by U.S. researchers.

It's the first evidence of such an association and could lead to new drugs and new ways of detecting the disease early and perhaps even prevent it.

Atrial fibrillation is characterized by uncoordinated, chaotic and rapid beating of the heart's upper chambers. A normal adult resting heart rate is about 70 to 80 beats a minute. In atrial fibrillation, that can jump to 300 beats per minute.

"The common thinking is that atrial fibrillation is an electrical problem of the heart," which has kept the focus on ion channels that control the electrical impulses that keep the heart beating, said Qing Kenneth Wang, of the Cleveland Clinic, in a news release.

But Wang and colleagues found a link between atrial fibrillation and defects in a gene called NUP155, which is involved in moving other molecules in and out of the cell nucleus. The study was published in the Dec. 12 issue of the journal Cell.

"It's unexpected. We never thought a gene like this could lead to atrial fibrillation," Wang said.

The incidence of atrial fibrillation is rising along with the aging population in the United States. Atrial fibrillation is believed to be responsible for about 15 percent of all strokes.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about atrial fibrillation.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Cell Press, news release, Dec. 11, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant: Birth Defects
2. AGA Medical Corporation Receives Approval for the AMPLATZER Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect Occluder
3. Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome
4. Cell-surface sugar defects may trigger nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients
5. Many U.S. Women Unaware of Birth Defect Risks
6. Severe heart defect likely caused by genetic factors
7. Urinary Tract Infection May Raise Birth Defect Risk
8. Heart Defects Can Delay Babys Brain Development
9. Hazardous Advanced Micro Devices (A.M.D.) Clean Room Chemicals Caused Multiple Birth Defects, Lawsuit Alleges
10. Procedure to detect fetal heart defects is first automated use of 3-D ultrasound
11. For babies with heart defects, death risk is far lower at most experienced hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation
(Date:5/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Women's Excellence in ... loss. Although it is unclear about the etiology of ... factors such as metabolism, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid abnormalities and ... a comprehensive approach to evaluating the metabolic, nutritional and ... can help patients find a cause for their problem. ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... 24, 2015 EnviroLeather™ by LDI, ... Plus” – a classic, rugged leather grain with ... difficult stains, including ink, to be easily removed. ... suitable for corporate, healthcare, hospitality and education environments. ... EnviroLeather’s goal of developing products that are more ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 Medicx ... Millennial Media strategy executive Jay Krihak as its ... looks to ramp up its expertise and leadership ... the Pharmaceutical and Health sectors. , Krihak is ... executive. Most recently, Krihak led sales planning teams ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 On May ... powers of a youngster's yogic power learned through meditation ... Nithyananda Swami in Bangalore, India. , Yogamaatha, a nine-year-old ... than 50 high profile professionals attending the 2015 Business ... reading fluently -- blindfolded. , In a demonstration ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 2015 On May 16, the team at ... was a 5k mud obstacle run that raised funds for ... people worldwide, and the reason we participated was to support ... owner of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. “One-hundred percent of the funds ... The event was not only attended by eXtreme Bodyshaping staff, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Women's Excellence Now Treats Menopausal Hair Loss 2Health News:EnviroLeather By LDI Launches "InkGard Plus" - Stain Resistant Faux Leather 2Health News:Medicx Media Solutions Expands Executive Team 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 3Health News:Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Team Runs through the Muck for MS 2
... (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease who undergo cardiac ... normal rate after exercise, a new study suggests. Researchers ... rate recovery live longer than those whose hearts remain revved ... medicine that can do that," study author Dr. Leslie Cho, ...
... , MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- ... few weeks achieve quicker control of their blood glucose, ... Control of these levels reduces the risk of diabetes-related ... levels under control. Current treatment guidelines do not outline ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Too ... and more problems with thinking skills as people age, new ... from B-12 deficiencies may be greater than thought because current ... accurate, said Christine C. Tangney, lead author of the study ...
... other medical professionals occasionally joke about their patients, problems. ... joking between medical professionals is not only ethical, it ... Hastings Center Report . The author, Katie ... she is an assistant professor in the Medical Humanities ...
... 145,000 deaths could be averted in the next 30 ... policies. This set of policies, as recommended by the ... increasing tobacco taxes to 70% of the retail price, ... complete marketing ban, well-funded tobacco control campaigns, graphic health ...
... YORK, N.Y. (September 26, 2011) The Autism Speaks ... federal grant to continue to serve as the Autism ... supports clinical research, development of best-practice guidelines, tool kits ... "This agreement provides the ATN with a jump start ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer 2Health News:More Frequent Doctor Visits May Benefit Diabetes Patients 2Health News:Could Too Little Vitamin B-12 Shrink the Aging Brain? 2Health News:Could Too Little Vitamin B-12 Shrink the Aging Brain? 3Health News:Is gallows humor in medicine wrong? 2Health News:Stronger tobacco control policy in the Netherlands would save thousands of lives 2Health News:Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network receives $12 million AIR-P grant 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - More than fifty years ... treat morning sickness in expectant mothers. Tragically, Thalidomide caused serious ... families. Support has been provided to survivors ... of Canada in 1991 and settlements ... of a legal obligation to provide support, we have a ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... ORLANDO, Fla. , May 22, 2015 ... Copay Assistance Program. This program provides financial assistance for ... "We are pleased to announce the addition of the ... programs," stated Mark McGreevy , executive director. "With ... mission and vision of a world where no one ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 The North American ... and is estimated to reach $90.7 million by 2019, at ... Browse through the TOC of North America Dental Lasers Market ... help of various tables and figures. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-dental-lasers-1771208223.html ... on this report.   Dental lasers are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Statement from Minister Ambrose on Thalidomide 2Statement from Minister Ambrose on Thalidomide 3The Assistance Fund Adds Melanoma Assistance Program 2North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 3
... ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 27 The National ... Therapeutics, Inc. as,an award winner in the Commerce ... announced today that $2 million,was awarded to the ... osteoporosis, bone cancer, bone fractures, and,other bone disorders. ...
... Require Further Investigations," Says ... Dissenting Panel Member, ... (CDC),study on the relationship between mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and,children,s ... external consultants, Sallie Bernard, Executive Director of,SafeMinds. "Early Thimerosal ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NIST Awards $2 Million to Velcura Therapeutics, Inc. for Innovative Technology R&D - Dual-Action Therapies for Bone Disease 2Vaccine Study in New England Journal of Medicine Wrong in Concluding Mercury Exposures are Harmless, States SafeMinds 2
The Eppendorf Maxipettor is a continuously adjustable pipette for precise pipetting of volumes up to 10 ml (in 10 l increments). Even liquids with a high vapor pressure or viscosity can be pipetted w...
... lightweight and balanced for smooth, one-handed control. ... comfort, reducing fatigue in even the longest ... physician to easily steer the catheter through ... one finger. Reflexion's auto-lock technology keeps the ...
The True Non-Compliant Balloon....
... Jude Medical's universal programmer platform, the ... in combination with St. Jude Medical® ... for emerging indications. Features a ... active matrix LCD screen Programmer offers ...
Medicine Products: