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The genetics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Akhtar, M; Elliott, P; (2018) The genetics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Global Cardiology Science and Practice , 2018 (3) , Article 36. 10.21542/gcsp.2018.36. Green open access

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Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is most commonly transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait, caused by mutations in genes encoding cardiac sarcomere proteins1-3. Other inheritable causes of the disease include mutations in genes coding for proteins important in calcium handling or that form part of the cytoskeleton4-6. At present, the primary clinical role of genetic testing in HCM is to facilitate familial screening to allow the identification of individuals at risk of developing the disease7,8. It is also used to diagnose genocopies, such as lysosomal9-11 and glycogen storage disease which have different treatment strategies, rates of disease progression and prognosis12-14. The role of genetic testing in predicting prognosis is limited at present, but emerging data suggest that knowledge of the genetic basis of disease will assume an important role in disease stratification15-17 and offer potential targets for disease-modifying therapy in the near future18.

Type: Article
Title: The genetics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Location: Qatar
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.21542/gcsp.2018.36
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.21542/gcsp.2018.36
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Clinical Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061994
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