Researchers identify genetic marker for heart failure

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A team of scientists has identified powerful predictors of congestive heart failure, a major cause of hospitalization and death in the United States. A mutated gene, SLCO1B1, was found to be associated with high levels of blood fatty acid, which is a strong predictor for the development of future heart failure and the mutation itself has a direct effect on heart failure risk.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160831143204.htm">Science Daily</a>

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