Single Genetic Defect Causes Early Heart Disease

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 03:00 PM EST

... A team of researchers from the United States and Iran has identified a genetic mutation that causes early onset coronary artery disease in members of a large Iranian family. The genetic mutation leads to heart disease by causing high blood pressure, high blood levels of "bad cholesterol" and diabetes, all risk factors for heart disease. [click link for full article] ...