Source: British Heart Foundation
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Date of publication: November 2016
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Thousands of lives could be saved every year after it was discovered a fatal cardiovascular condition could be linked to four genes, according to Leicester research we helped fund.
A 10-year project, led by Professor Matt Bown, looked at 10,000 people worldwide and found those who had suffered an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) had four genes in common.
It is hoped that the findings, published in the journal Circulation Research, could help doctors understand more about the condition, which can lead to fatal internal bleeding if left untreated.
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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation