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Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013 Jul-Aug;54(4):326-30.

A patient with ventricular tachycardia due to a novel mutation of the lamin A/C gene: case presentation and mini review.

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Department of Cardiology, 251 Air Force General Hospital, Athens, Greece.


Lamin A/C is a major constituent of the nuclear lamina, the proteinaceous meshwork underlying the inner nuclear membrane. Laminopathies are a group of diseases with heterogeneous clinical presentation. Lamin A/C mutations are a well-established cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. In our case, a novel mutation of lamin A/C presented in the typical form of cardiolaminopathy with ventricular tachycardia and mild myocardial dysfunction in an apparently healthy, middle-aged individual.

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