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Seidman's latest published gene study . . . interesting


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j1plante I'm 34 years old. Diagnosed with HCM in 2007 during my 1st pregnancy. Find out more about j1plante
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  • Seidman's latest published gene study . . . interesting

    I thought some of you might find the Seidmans team's (the pair studies genetics of hcm) latest published study interesting, it concerns genetics and enlarged hearts. This study has to do with the finding that the TTN gene causes dilated cardiomyopathy. Although it is not news for HCM, it's interesting genetic cardiomyopathy news nonetheless.

    FYI: Dr. Seidman's laboratory is at Brighman & Women's (a COE hospital) and they recently started a cause called Big Hearts, Big Hope Campaign to raise funds to support research. They are on facebook if interested - another good way to get up to date news on latest hcm research.

    Diagnosed during pregnancy age 30, July 2007
    2 mutated genes found in Feb 2009
    ICD Nov 12, 2009
    2 daughters born in '07 & '09. Normal EKGs.
    No known family history of HCM
    In 1995, at age 18, an echo for a misdiagnosed mvp showed HCM but it went unnoticed.
    Still jog and feel no symptoms on most days.