Newly discovered genes regulating heart rate deliver greater insight into cardiovascular disease

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An international study led by academics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is the first to find genes that influence the beat-to-beat variability of the heart. The genes that cause a low variation in heart rate also appear to increase the resting heart rate and blood pressure, two risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications publishes the outcome of this research today.

Period26-Jun-2017

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  • TitleNewly discovered genes regulating heart rate deliver greater insight into cardiovascular disease
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRijksuniversiteit Groningen News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date26/06/2017
    DescriptionAn international study led by academics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is the first to find genes that influence the beat-to-beat variability of the heart. The genes that cause a low variation in heart rate also appear to increase the resting heart rate and blood pressure, two risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications publishes the outcome of this research today.
    Producer/Authorpress release UMCG/VU
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/news/2017/06/newly-discovered-genes-regulating-heart-rate-deliver-greater-insight-into-cardiovascular-disease?lang=en
    PersonsIlja Nolte