• Study Links Genetic Mutation to Common Aortic Valve Disease

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    A large international study out of McGill University in Montreal has linked a particular gene mutation with a higher risk of developing a common and likely fatal heart condition that affects between one to 5-percent of individuals, aged 65 and older.
    Aortic stenosis is a common type of aortic valve disease. It occurs in approximately 13-percent of individuals, primarily older and of European descent, who produce a type of cholesterol known as lipoprotein or Lp.
    About a million people in North America are afflicted with the condition, which occurs due to the hardening of the valve that...
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