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J Card Fail. 2014 Apr;20(4):244-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.01.006. Epub 2014 Jan 10.

A common NOS1AP genetic polymorphism, rs12567209 G>A, is associated with sudden cardiac death in patients with chronic heart failure in the Chinese Han population.

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1
State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment Center, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
2
State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment Center, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: jielinpu@yahoo.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Variants in NOS1AP associated with cardiac repolarization and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in coronary artery disease have been reported. Whether they are related to mortality and QTc interval in chronic heart failure (CHF) has not been investigated.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

A total of 1,428 patients with CHF and 480 control subjects were genotyped for 6 SNPs of NOS1AP, and the genetic associations with mortality as well as QTc interval were analyzed. During a median follow-up period of 52 months, 467 patients (32.70%) died, of which deaths 169 (36.19%) were SCD. The A allele of rs12567209 was associated with greater risk of all-cause death and SCD (hazard ratio [HR] 1.381, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.124-1.698 [P = .002], and HR 1.645, 95% CI 1.184-2.287 [P = .003], respectively). After adjusting for other risk factors, significant differences remained (HR 1.309, 95% CI 1.054-1.624 [P = .015], and HR 1.601, 95% CI 1.129-2.271 [P = .008]). The A allele was also associated with prolongation of QTc interval by 4.04 ms in the entire population (P = .026).

CONCLUSIONS:

The A allele of rs12567209 in NOS1AP may serve as an independent predictor of all-cause death and SCD in patients with CHF, it is also associated with prolonged QTc interval in the Chinese Han population.

KEYWORDS:

NOS1AP; QTc interval; chronic heart failure; genetic association; sudden cardiac death

PMID:
24418727
DOI:
10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.01.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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