Published in Elder Law Weekly, May 23rd, 2007
Study 1: Research findings, "Homozygous transthyretin mutation in an African American Male," are discussed in a new report. According to a study from the United States, "Cardiac amyloidosis of transthyretin type in the elderly may be senile or familial. The senile form is not typically associated with specific genetic changes."
"However, the familial form is and also occurs more frequently in African Americans than in the general population. One transthyretin mutation, V122I, is common in the African-American population, has a carrier frequency of 4%, and has marked cardiac...
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