Ground-breaking discovery leads to preventive treatment for unexpected cardiac death
- February 09, 2016
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Roughly 15 years ago, a team of researchers discovered the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common culprit in cases of sudden death in young athletes. A team of scientists have now used some of these findings to develop a possible treatment to prevent this inherited disease that can cause the heart to thicken and stop pumping blood effectively, leading to heart failure.