GDF-15 Protein May Be Early Biomarker of Heart Disease

GDF-15 Protein May Be Early Biomarker of Heart Disease

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GDF-15 Protein May Be Early Biomarker of Heart Disease

The levels of blood GDF-15 could detect the development and progression of heart disease in people with hereditary transthyretin (ATTRv) amyloidosis, which includes familial amyloid polyneuropathy, a new study suggests. The study, “Plasma growth differentiation factor 15: a novel tool to detect early changes of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis,” was published in the journal ESC Heart Failure. ATTRv amyloidosis is caused by mutations in the TTR gene, which provides instructions for a protein called transthyretin. The…

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