February 6th, 2013
Genetic Study Identifies Strong Links to Aortic Valve Disease
Larry Husten, PHD
A genetic component is believed to play an important role in valvular heart disease, but the specific genes involved have not been identified. Now an interntional group of researchers has identified genetic variations that increase the risk for valvular calcification. In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, members of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging […]
August 11th, 2010
What Do Cardiologists Need to Know About 9p21?
Jeffrey Lance Anderson, MD
CardioExchange welcomes Jeffrey Anderson to discuss his recent editorial in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on the 9p21 locus and CHD. Dr. Anderson and co-author Benjamin Horne carefully evaluated the relationship of 9p21 to CHD and conclude that 9p21 appears to be an initiator of and may be a promoter of CHD, […]