Research tackling sudden death heart condition

Over 50,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber carry a faulty gene putting them at high risk of developing heart disease or sudden death, according to new estimates by the British Heart Foundation. Of these, nearly 11,000 people in the University’s region are living with the specific faulty gene which causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
University of Leeds researchers led by Professor Michelle Peckham from the Faculty of Biological Sciences are studying how changes in genes cause HCM, in an attempt to combat the disease.

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