Complex Inheritance for Susceptibility to Sudden Cardiac Death

Author(s): Raha Pazoki, Michael W.T. Tanck, Arthur A.M. Wilde, Connie R. Bezzina

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 19 , Issue 39 , 2013

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Sudden cardiac death (SCD) from ventricular fibrillation during myocardial infarction is a leading cause of total and cardiovascular mortality. It has a multifactorial, complex nature and aggregates in families, implicating the involvement of heritable factors in the determination of risk. During the last few years, genome-wide association studies have uncovered common genetic variants modulating risk of SCD. We here review the current insight on genetic determinants of SCD in the community and describe the genome-wide association approaches undertaken thus far in uncovering genetic determinants of SCD risk.

Keywords: Ventricular arrhythmia, genome-wide association studies, sudden cardiac death, genetics.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 27 November, 2013
Page: [6864 - 6872]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/138161281939131127112906
Price: $65

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