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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: This is still

Largely unknown.

In brief: This is still

Largely unknown.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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