The genetic determination of left ventricular mass in healthy adults.

  title={The genetic determination of left ventricular mass in healthy adults.},
  author={Lorna Swan and David Hugh Birnie and Sriram Padmanabhan and G E Inglis and John M. Connell and William S. Hillis},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={24 6},
AIMS The extent to which left ventricular (LV) mass, an independent cardiovascular risk factor, is determined by genetic factors is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the heritability of LV mass and its association with three potential candidate genes. METHODS A population-based adult twin study model was utilized. Echocardiographic assessment of LV mass was performed in 110 twin pairs (mean age 55.9+/-10.9 years). An estimate of genetic determination, heritability, was calculated… CONTINUE READING


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