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The novel pathogenic variant in the LMNA gene in a four-generation family with sudden deaths and cardiomyopathy: Utility of molecular autopsy

Agnieszka Zienciuk-Krajka1, Magdalena Chmara234, Monika Lica-Gorzynska5, Karolina Dorniak6, Joanna Kwiatkowska7, Jacek Kowalski8, Damian Kaufmann1, Ludmiła Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz1, Grzegorz Raczak1
DOI: 10.33963/KP.a2021.0148
Pubmed: 34729735
Kardiol Pol 2021;79(12):1368-1371.
  1. Department of Cardiology and Electrotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
  2. Department of Biology and Genetics, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
  3. Laboratory of Clinical Genetics, University Clinical Center, Gdańsk, Poland
  4. Translational Medicine Center, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
  5. Cardiology Unit, JK Łukowicz Specialist Hospital, Chojnice, Poland
  6. Department of Noninvasive Cardiac Diagnostics, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
  7. Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defect, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
  8. Department of Pathomorphology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland

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Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)


Vol 79, No 12 (2021)

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Kardiol Pol 2021;79(12):1368-1371.


Agnieszka Zienciuk-Krajka
Magdalena Chmara
Monika Lica-Gorzynska
Karolina Dorniak
Joanna Kwiatkowska
Jacek Kowalski
Damian Kaufmann
Ludmiła Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz
Grzegorz Raczak

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