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.

Periode26-jun-2017

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  • TitelNewly discovered genes regulating heart rate deliver greater insight into cardiovascular disease
    Mate van erkenningNational
    Media naam/outletRijksuniversiteit Groningen News
    MediatypeWeb
    LandNetherlands
    Release datum26/06/2017
    BeschrijvingAn 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.
    Producent / auteurpress release UMCG/VU
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/news/2017/06/newly-discovered-genes-regulating-heart-rate-deliver-greater-insight-into-cardiovascular-disease?lang=en
    PersonenIlja Nolte