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Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases

Silvia G. Priori, Carlo Napolitano, Steve E. Humphries and James Skipworth

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.009
Genetics of Cardiovascular                   Diseases

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Since the identification of the basis of the human genome, molecular genetics has progressively entered into many fields of medicine. Cardiovascular medicine does not represent an exception to this rule. The unravelling of the molecular determinants of cardiovascular diseases took off from studies of the so-called ‘monogenic’ diseases that provided evidence showing that the genes/proteins involved in genetic diseases of the heart belong to three major functional classes: 1) structural; 2) electrical; 3) regulatory....

Chapter.  23196 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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