Variations in human genes may raise a person's risk of a heart attack as much as smoking or high blood pressure, according to new findings from Celera Diagnostics. The research company says it has linked variations in four genes with an increased risk for heart attack. None of the genes had been previously associated with a heart attack, and the discovery could lead to new treatments for coronary heart disease. Celera says the gene variants identified can cause the same kind of increased risk for a heart attack as high cholesterol, hypertension or smoking.
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