Navigation Links
Genetic Variation is Linked to Substantial Risk in Heart Attack

A common genetic variation on chromosome 9p21 is linked to a substantial increase in risk for heart attack, according to a new international research study . The findings are published today in the online edition of Science, and will appear in an upcoming printed edition of the journal.

Researchers found individuals with the variation have a 1.64-fold greater risk of suffering a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and a 2.02-fold greater risk of suffering a heart attack early in life (before age 50 for men and before age 60 for women) than those without the variation. Approximately 21 percent of individuals of European descent carry two copies of the genetic variation (one from each parent), found on chromosome 9p21.

The research project was led by the Icelandic genomics company deCODE Genetics, along with U.S. researchers at Emory University School of Medicine, Duke University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Myocardial infarction is the death of heart tissue that results when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. It is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Nearly half of men and one-third of women who reach the age of 40 will suffer a heart attack in their lifetime.

The study led by deCODE Genetics uncovered the first common variant found to be consistently linked to substantial risk of heart attack in multiple case-control groups of European descent.

The researchers found a population-attributable risk for heart attack of 21 percent in general and of 31 percent for early onset cases. This means that were the gene variant not present, there would potentially be 21 percent fewer heart attacks overall in the population and 31 percent fewer early onset heart attacks.

"The gene variant we have linked to heart attack points us to a major biological mechanism that substantially increases the risk," explains Emory cardiologist Arshed A. Quyyumi, MD, one of
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.
2. Genetic influence in menopause
3. Genetics and cholesterol levels
4. Genetics helps in attacking cancer
5. Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns
6. Genetic innovation
7. Genetic tests for cancer
8. Genetic indicates memory
9. Genetic mutation to the fountain of youth discovered
10. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
11. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Genetic Variation Linked Substantial Risk Heart Attack

(Date:8/31/2014)... (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 MedixSafe has ... ambulance safes and narcotics lockers . ... the MedixSafe brand for distribution worldwide. “We have now ... Emirates.” Lindsay McCollum, MedixSafe Sales Manager , MedixSafe is ... electronic security and network cabling company with over 30 ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one ... its website with a new selection of bamboo veneers ... to 25 percent off) for these high quality products. The ... The company’s senior spokesman says that its top quality veneers ... to unveil the new designs of bamboo veneers. All these ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... September 01, 2014 With years of hard ... of great secondhand construction machines. Recently, the company has updated ... cheap used cat 966 loaders. All these items are guaranteed ... rates right now. , It is true that all ... are carefully selected by machine specialists. The firm is making ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... UT (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... understand the difference between "Bioavailability" and "absorption," Dr. ... NutriGold, responded with great interest. "Bioavailability" and ... abused terms in the supplement industry, second perhaps ... vitamins. Bioavailability and absorption, while related, are ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is a ... Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in suburban Denver. The ... games against other international teams on USA soil. ... a new soccer coach aboard, Miguel Herrera, and he has ... before the World Cup in Brazil, the Mexican team played ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists Now Offers MedixSafe Narcotics Cabinets Internationally 2Health News:Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists Now Offers MedixSafe Narcotics Cabinets Internationally 3Health News:High Quality Bamboo Veneers from Bambooindustry.com Receive International Attention 2Health News:Delta Updates Its Wheel Loader Assortment With A Lot Of Cheap Used Cat 966 Loaders 2Health News:Bioavailability Vs Absorption - NutriGold Publishes Tips to Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions for Their Health 2Health News:Bioavailability Vs Absorption - NutriGold Publishes Tips to Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions for Their Health 3Health News:Bioavailability Vs Absorption - NutriGold Publishes Tips to Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions for Their Health 4Health News:Mexico vs. Bolivia Tickets at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City (Denver), CO: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Mexico vs. Bolivia Exhibition Game 2Health News:Mexico vs. Bolivia Tickets at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City (Denver), CO: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Mexico vs. Bolivia Exhibition Game 3
... http://www.spacapsule.com ), the most advanced method of massage,aromatherapy ... has retained one of Florida,s fastest growing PR ... relaxation experience on,the planet. "We see the ... a matter,of minutes can take you from planet ...
... World-Class Doctors from one of the Nation,s Premier Centers ... Health Care, Research, and Medical Education will Host, ... first-class doctors, NEW YORK, Nov. 12 SIRIUS ... today announced the creation of,"Doctor Radio Powered by NYU ...
... 2007 Rose 12.8% to US$14.3 Million (RMB 107.7 ... Million) Compared to Third Quarter 2006, ... FFHL ), a manufacturer and distributor of,high-quality BOPET plastic ... third quarter and for the nine months,ended September 30, 2007 ...
... November 12 Schlafender Hase GmbH,today released the ... The Text Verification Tool is a patent-protected ... print layout ("artwork") on the data,level - independent ... may be annotated, saved in PDF format and ...
... - Global Landmarks Mark First United Nations World ... will light up in blue to mark the,first United ... the world,s most iconic buildings and sites. The landmarks ... the diabetes circle, the global,symbol for diabetes. The ...
... Families coping with prostate cancer report improved quality of ... patients cancer management, according to a new study. The ... CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. ... the University of Michigan and co-investigators found that patients ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Ultimate Stress Reliever, SpaCapsule(R), the Capsule that Takes You on a Rejuvenating Journey to the Spa, Retains TransMedia Group for Soothing PR 2Health News:SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Launch 'Doctor Radio,' a Groundbreaking, 24/7 Health and Wellness Channel, in Partnership With NYU Medical Center 2Health News:SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Launch 'Doctor Radio,' a Groundbreaking, 24/7 Health and Wellness Channel, in Partnership With NYU Medical Center 3Health News:SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Launch 'Doctor Radio,' a Groundbreaking, 24/7 Health and Wellness Channel, in Partnership With NYU Medical Center 4Health News:SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Launch 'Doctor Radio,' a Groundbreaking, 24/7 Health and Wellness Channel, in Partnership With NYU Medical Center 5Health News:Fuwei Films Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:Fuwei Films Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 3Health News:Fuwei Films Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 4Health News:Fuwei Films Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 5Health News:Fuwei Films Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results 6Health News:Schlafender Hase Releases Text Verification Tool 4.0 2Health News:World Diabetes Day Lights Up the Skyline 2Health News:World Diabetes Day Lights Up the Skyline 3Health News:Family counseling improves lives of patients and spouses coping with prostate cancer 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... --  Vittamed Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical device company based ... T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, MPH, MBA, FACS, ... " Teo Forcht Dagi is an experienced ... venture capital," said Remis Bistras , President and CEO ... strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." Dr. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... results in demyelination, axonal transection, and neurodegeneration. The myelin ... the immune system, which targets neurons within the central ... in which the damage of the myelin sheath causes ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... and collaboration software has announced a major new deal ... founded by renowned pathology expert, Dr. Marius Nap ... of the 26th European Congress of Pathology which is ... the ExCeL Arena, London where ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 3Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2
... The Laserex Tango ophthalmic laser system provides ... SLT laser and a photodisruptor for posterior ... a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG producing pulsed 532 nm ... producing 1064 nm. The appropriate laser can ...
Extremely thin and smooth jaws, jaws open to 5.5 mm, cross action....
Round handle....
5 mm concave jaws, cross action....
Medicine Products: