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Developmental Cause of Cardiac Hypertrophy Discovered

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Adult onset of cardiac hypertrophy—a dangerous thickening of the heart muscle that can result in heart failure and death—now has been revealed to have genetic mutations as its cause, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Signaling pathways responsible for heart cell growth and differentiation appear to be disrupted in causing the condition. Read more on this study at ScienceDaily.