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Faulty Gene Discovered that Could Lead to Heart Failure

A recent study has shown that around one per cent of people carry a faulty gene which could predispose otherwise healthy people to heart failure, especially if the heart is put under stress

The research, which was published in Nature Genetics, involved a large team of international collaborators, and was co-led by the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust honorary consultant cardiologist James Ware. It involved groups from the UK – including Imperial College and the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre – as well as Singapore and Germany, and was part-funded by the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, and the NIHR Royal Brompton Biomedical Research Unit.


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