• Dianne Mae

New Mutations in A Gene, Related to Patients with NIDC?


There are 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. It is one of the major causes of death, and it can be inherited. One type of heart disease is NIDC (non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy). It is a condition in which the heart's ability to pump blood decreases. Patients with this heart disease struggle since the left ventricle are enlarged and dilated. Moreover, it is not like the other heart conditions as it is not related to a symptom or sign of a known cardiovascular disease.


But, a new study conducted by Intermountain Medical Center found 22 mutations in 27 of 229 NIDC patients in a gene called TITIN. The said mutations depended on applying advanced "whole exome sequencing". To find out more about this study, go here.

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