Genetics of Heart Rhythms Explored in Large Population Study

Jul 29, 2018 | Cardiovascular, Genetic, Genetics, Genomics

University of Washington (UW) reports that New knowledge about biological processes related to the heart’s electrical activity has been gained through a major genome science study. The research had the largest sample size ever of a project of this type.

The molecular mechanisms explored in this study offer insights into cardiac electrical diseases and could suggest avenues of drug research for preventing and treating heart rhythm or conduction problems.

The recent cardiac genomics project involved more than 125 researchers at several institutions across the globe. Results appear this week in Nature Communications.

Research/Investigative Site

University of Washington Cardiovascular Health Unit

Lead Research/Investigators

Dr. Nona Sotoodehnia, the Laughlin Endowed Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Dr. Sina A. Gharib, associate professor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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