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Mending a broken heart—the genetics of heart disease

Clark, Natasha; Alibhai, Aziza; Rutland, Catrin Sian


Natasha Clark

Aziza Alibhai


Heart disease is a major cause of health problems worldwide. There are many different types of heart disease, but one that is fairly common and can have lots of negative side effects is called cardiomyopathy. We know that humans and many mammals, including dogs, get cardiomyopathy. In dilated cardiomyopathy the heart changes shape and often the electrical signals within the heart change. Because of these changes, the heart is not able to pump blood around the body very well, which means that oxygen and nutrients are not delivered to the body at the optimal levels. This can affect day-to-day life, and it can also cause early death. Understanding cardiomyopathy and


Clark, N., Alibhai, A., & Rutland, C. S. (2018). Mending a broken heart—the genetics of heart disease. Frontiers for Young Minds, 6, Article 19.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 27, 2018
Publication Date May 24, 2018
Deposit Date May 25, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 25, 2018
Journal Frontiers for Young Minds
Print ISSN 2296-6846
Electronic ISSN 2296-6846
Publisher Frontiers Media
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Article Number 19
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