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What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Genes play a role: Researchers are currently trying to identify genes that increase one's risk for getting artery disease and heart attacks. By looking at families who have several generations with such diseases, researchers have found certain genes are involved. Some genes cause cholesterol levels to stay high. The challenge now is to figure out how each of the identified genes leads to artery disease and blockage.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
This is still: Largely unknown.

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