Thousands at Risk of Sudden Death from Silent Heart Conditions

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New estimates show that around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death.

The overall figure could be more higher due to under-diagnosis and undiscovered faulty genes which can increase a person’s risk of these potentially fatal conditions.

These conditions can affect people of any age and each child of someone with an inherited heart condition have a 50% chance of inheriting it.

Find out more at the British Heart Foundation


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