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Gene therapy applied to ventricular tachyarrhythmias

Gene Therapy. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a hereditary disease that can cause ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and may be fatal in up to 50% of patients by 20 years of age. Its cause is well known to be due to abnormalities in two proteins in the cardiomyocytes that regulate calcium metabolism. A study has now been published in Circulation (2014; 129,2673-2681), evaluating the possibility of modifying the abnormal proteins by gene therapy in rodents. However, as the authors state, extensive studies will still be required before its use in human medicine.

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