New genetic research a breakthrough in protecting families from heart attacks
Genes and Heart Attack
In response to major research findings identifying a stretch of DNA as potentially important in inherited susceptibility to heart attack (1), Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), said:
"Trying to find genes that put some families at an increased risk of heart attacks is like trying to find a collection of needles scattered amongst a field full of hay stacks.
"The significance of these two studies is that two independent research teams have homed in on the same hay stack