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Background and Objective: Lamin A/C (LMNA) gene mutations cause dilated cardiomyopathy, often accompanied by conduction disturbances. Our aim was to search for LMNA mutations in individuals with atrial fibrillation. Methods: A cohort of Polish subjects (N = 103) with non-valvular atrial fibrillation with a high (48.5%) prevalence of conduction system(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the leading causes of heart failure and heart transplant. Mutations in 60 genes have been associated with DCM. Approximately 6% of all DCM cases are caused by mutations in the lamin A/C gene (LMNA). LMNA codes for type-V intermediate filaments that support the structure of the nuclear membrane and are involved in(More)
LMNA mutations are most frequently involved in the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy with conduction disease. The goal of this study was to identify LMNA mutations, estimate their frequency among Polish dilated cardiomyopathy patients and characterize their effect both in vivo and in vitro. Between January, 2008 and June, 2012 two patient populations(More)
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