Finding the markers for a broken heart


PHOENIX – Research conducted at the Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) and the Barrow Neurological Institute has identified, for the first time, genes associated with stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC), a rare type of heart disease sometimes referred to as ‘broken heart syndrome’. SIC, also known as or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a poorly understood and likely under-diagnosed, phenomenon.

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