Genetic Markers Associated with Statin-Induced Myalgia and myopathy

ID Number 09-0089

Principal Investigator(s)
Donald A Smith

Department(s) or Division(s)
Cardiology

Research Entity
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute

Description

The purpose of this study is to determine genetic variants in a specific population that may produce myopathy in the presence of statins, thus leading to possible mechanisms of such myopathies. In families with such myopathies, such gene variants could be screened for, prior to placing other family members on statins.



Contact Information
Ricardo Esquitin
(212) 659-9176
ricardo.esquitin@mssm.edu


Recruiting Patients: Yes