Genome-wide association study of coronary and aortic calcification implicates risk loci for coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction

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van Setten, Jessica; Isgum, Ivana; Smolonska, Joanna; Ripke, Stephan; de Jong, Pim A; Oudkerk, Matthijs; de Koning, Harry; Lammers, Jan-Willem J; Zanen, Pieter; Groen, Hendricus; Boezen, Hendrika; Postma, Dirkje S; Wijmenga, Cisca; Viergever, Max A; Mali, Willem P Th M; de Bakker, Paul I W;
(2013)
  • Subject: Genetics | Calcium | Arteries | Atherosclerosis | Imaging | ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY | COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY | CHROMOSOME 9P21 | POPULATION | CALCIUM | PROTEIN | CELLS | INDIVIDUALS | PREDICTION | DEPOSITS

Arterial calcification is a well-known risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI). We performed a genome-wide association study on coronary artery calcification and aortic calcification as intermediate traits for CAD/MI. We tested simil... View more
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