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Congenital cardiac disease and inbreeding: specific defects escape higher risk due to parental consanguinity.

Authors
  • Chehab, Ghassan1
  • Chedid, Philippe
  • Saliba, Zakhia
  • Bouvagnet, Patrice
  • 1 Department of Paediatrics, Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Hadath, Greater Beirut, Lebanon.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiology in the young
Publication Date
August 2007
Volume
17
Issue
4
Pages
414–422
Identifiers
PMID: 17594737
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Only some types of congenitally malformed hearts have an increased percentage of parental consanguinity, suggesting that those types with no increased risk due to parental consanguinity are determined by genetic factors that are X-linked or exclusively autosomal dominant.

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