Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), an important cause of myocardial infarction, identified 11 risk loci that involve genes related to artery integrity and tissue-mediated coagulation. Evidence supports SCAD as a genetically distinct condition from atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
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This is a summary of: Adlam, D. et al. Genome-wide association meta-analysis of spontaneous coronary artery dissection identifies risk variants and genes related to artery integrity and tissue-mediated coagulation. Nat. Genet. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-023-01410-1 (2023).
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Genetic and biological insights into spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Nat Genet 55, 912–913 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-023-01413-y