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Research Article

Common Genetic Variants Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death: The FinSCDgen Study

  • Annukka M. Lahtinen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Annukka M. Lahtinen, Peter A. Noseworthy

    Affiliation: Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Peter A. Noseworthy equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Annukka M. Lahtinen, Peter A. Noseworthy

    Affiliations: Cardiovascular Research Center and Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Aki S. Havulinna,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Antti Jula,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Turku, Finland

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  • Pekka J. Karhunen,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Tampere and Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Johannes Kettunen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Markus Perola,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Kimmo Kontula,

    Affiliation: Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Christopher Newton-Cheh mail,

    veikko.salomaa@thl.fi (VS); cnewtoncheh@chgr.mgh.harvard.edu (CS)

    Affiliations: Cardiovascular Research Center and Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Veikko Salomaa mail

    veikko.salomaa@thl.fi (VS); cnewtoncheh@chgr.mgh.harvard.edu (CS)

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: July 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041675

About the Authors

Annukka M. Lahtinen, Kimmo Kontula
Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Peter A. Noseworthy, Christopher Newton-Cheh
Cardiovascular Research Center and Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Peter A. Noseworthy, Christopher Newton-Cheh
Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Aki S. Havulinna, Markus Perola, Veikko Salomaa
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Antti Jula
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Turku, Finland
Pekka J. Karhunen
School of Medicine, University of Tampere and Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
Johannes Kettunen, Markus Perola
Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AML PAN ASH AJ PJK JK MP KK CNC VS. Performed the experiments: AML. Analyzed the data: ASH JK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PAN ASH AJ PJK JK MP KK CNC VS. Wrote the paper: AML PAN ASH KK CNC VS.