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European Heart Journal | 2013
Alida L.P. Caforio; Sabine Pankuweit; Eloisa Arbustini; Cristina Basso; Juan Gimeno-Blanes; Stephan B. Felix; Michael Fu; Tiina Heliö; Stephane Heymans; Roland Jahns; Karin Klingel; Ales Linhart; Bernhard Maisch; William J. McKenna; Jens Mogensen; Yigal M. Pinto; Arsen D. Ristić; Heinz-Peter Schultheiss; Hubert Seggewiss; Luigi Tavazzi; Gaetano Thiene; Ali Yilmaz; Philippe Charron; Perry M. Elliott
In this position statement of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases an expert consensus group reviews the current knowledge on clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis, and proposes new diagnostic criteria for clinically suspected myocarditis and its distinct biopsy-proven pathogenetic forms. The aims are to bridge the gap between clinical and tissue-based diagnosis, to improve management and provide a common reference point for future registries and multicentre randomised controlled trials of aetiology-driven treatment in inflammatory heart muscle disease.
European Heart Journal | 2010
Philippe Charron; Michael Arad; Eloisa Arbustini; Cristina Basso; Zofia T. Bilińska; Perry M. Elliott; Tiina Heliö; Andre Keren; William J. McKenna; Lorenzo Monserrat; Sabine Pankuweit; Andreas Perrot; Claudio Rapezzi; Arsen D. Ristić; Hubert Seggewiss; Irene M. van Langen; Luigi Tavazzi
Advances in molecular genetics present new opportunities and challenges for cardiologists who manage patients and families with cardiomyopathies. The aims of this position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases are to review the general issues related to genetic counselling, family screening and genetic testing in families with a cardiomyopathy, and to provide key messages and suggestions for clinicians involved in their management.
Circulation | 1999
Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen; Kimmo Kontula; Kristiina Nyyssönen; Timo A. Lakka; Tiina Heliö; Jukka T. Salonen
Background-Homozygosity for a relatively common Cys282Tyr mutation of the human hemochromatosis-associated (HFE) gene was recently found to account for most cases of hereditary hemochromatosis. Because excess iron has been postulated to enhance risk of vascular disease, we studied whether occurrence of this mutation was associated with increased risk of first acute myocardial infarction in healthy middle-aged men in a prospective cohort study. Methods and Results-Study subjects were the 1150 participants in the population-based Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD), aged 42, 48, 54, or 60 years at baseline, who had no coronary heart disease at baseline and for whom a DNA sample was available. Information about myocardial infarctions was collected prospectively by use of FINMONICA (FINnish MONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular disease study) and hospital data. Events were classified by MONICA (MONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular disease study) diagnostic criteria. The HFE Cys282Tyr mutation was assayed by a solid-phase minisequencing technique. One subject was homozygous and 76 individuals were heterozygous for the HFE Cys282Tyr mutation (6.7%). During a mean follow-up of 9 years, 8 (10.4%) of 77 carriers and 60 (5.6%) of 1073 noncarriers experienced an acute myocardial infarction. In a Cox proportional hazards model allowing for the other strongest risk factors, the carriers had a 2.3-fold (95% CI 1. 1 to 4.8; P=0.03) risk of acute myocardial infarction compared with noncarriers. Conclusions-Male carriers of the common hemochromatosis gene mutation are at 2-fold risk for first acute myocardial infarction compared with noncarriers.
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology | 2002
Leena Halme; Ulla Turunen; Tiina Heliö; P. Paavola; T. Walle; A. Miettinen; H. Järvinen; Kimmo Kontula; Martti Färkkilä
Background: The familial occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the clinical features of familial and sporadic IBD in the genetically homogeneous Finnish population are evaluated. Methods: 257 patients with Crohn disease (CD) and 436 with ulcerative colitis (UC) participated in the study. They were asked whether IBD was present (familial IBD) or absent (sporadic IBD) in their first-degree relatives. Data on the clinical course of the disease were collected from the patient records. Antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA) and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) were determined from serum samples. Results: Affected first-degree relatives were found in 15.6% of patients with CD and in 13.8% of patients with UC. In familial cases, CD was more often located in the ileum (38% versus 21%) and less often in the ileocolon (35% versus 50%) ( P < 0.05) than in sporadic cases. A greater percentage of CD patients than UC patients were smokers (47% versus 13%; P < 0.01). An elevated level of IgA and/or IgG antibodies for ASCA was found more often in CD patients than in UC patients (59% versus 14%; P < 0.01), while pANCA were found more often in UC than in CD patients (48% versus 12%; P < 0.01). The combination of pANCA-ASCA + yielded a sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of 48%, 92% and 90%, respectively, for CD, and the combination of pANCA + ASCAof 55%, 94% and 90%, respectively, for UC. Conclusions: The percentage of familial IBD cases in Finland is comparable to that reported elsewhere in Europe. No important clinical differences between patients with familial and sporadic forms of the disease were found. ASCA is associated with both familial and sporadic CD and pANCA with UC, but low sensitivity diminishes their value as a serological marker of IBD or as a differential diagnostic test between CD and UC.
European Heart Journal | 2015
Oyediran Akinrinade; Laura Ollila; Sanna Vattulainen; Jonna Tallila; Massimiliano Gentile; Pertteli Salmenperä; Hannele Koillinen; Maija Kaartinen; Markku S. Nieminen; Samuel Myllykangas; Tero-Pekka Alastalo; Juha W. Koskenvuo; Tiina Heliö
Genetic analysis among patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is becoming an important part of clinical assessment, as it is in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The genetics of DCM is complex and therefore next-generation sequencing strategies are essential when providing genetic diagnostics. To achieve maximum yield, the diagnostic approach should include comprehensive clinical phenotyping combined with high-quality, high-coverage deep sequencing of DCM-associated genes and clinical variant classification as a basis for defining true yield in genetic testing. Our study has combined a novel sequencing strategy and clinical interpretation to analyse the yield and genotype–phenotype correlations among well-phenotyped Finnish DCM patients.
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance | 2011
Miia Holmström; Sari Kivistö; Tiina Heliö; Raija Jurkko; Maija Kaartinen; Margareta Antila; Eeva Reissell; Johanna Kuusisto; Satu Kärkkäinen; Keijo Peuhkurinen; Juha Koikkalainen; Jyrki Lötjönen; Kirsi-Maria Susanna Lauerma
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to identify early features of lamin A/C gene mutation related dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). We characterise myocardial and functional findings in carriers of lamin A/C mutation to facilitate the recognition of these patients using this method. We also investigated the connection between myocardial fibrosis and conduction abnormalities.MethodsSeventeen lamin A/C mutation carriers underwent CMR. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and cine images were performed to evaluate myocardial fibrosis, regional wall motion, longitudinal myocardial function, global function and volumetry of both ventricles. The location, pattern and extent of enhancement in the left ventricle (LV) myocardium were visually estimated.ResultsPatients had LV myocardial fibrosis in 88% of cases. Segmental wall motion abnormalities correlated strongly with the degree of enhancement. Myocardial enhancement was associated with conduction abnormalities. Sixty-nine percent of our asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients showed mild ventricular dilatation, systolic failure or both in global ventricular analysis. Decreased longitudinal systolic LV function was observed in 53% of patients.ConclusionsCardiac conduction abnormalities, mildly dilated LV and depressed systolic dysfunction are common in DCM caused by a lamin A/C gene mutation. However, other cardiac diseases may produce similar symptoms. CMR is an accurate tool to determine the typical cardiac involvement in lamin A/C cardiomyopathy and may help to initiate early treatment in this malignant familiar form of DCM.
Journal of Molecular Medicine | 2003
Satu Kärkkäinen; Raija Miettinen; Petri Tuomainen; Päivi Kärkkäinen; Tiina Heliö; Eeva Reissell; Maija Kaartinen; Lauri Toivonen; Markku S. Nieminen; Johanna Kuusisto; Markku Laakso; Keijo Peuhkurinen
Approximately 20–35% of cases of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy are familial. DCM-associated mutations have been reported in 13 genes including the desmin, δ-sarcoglycan, and metavinculin genes. This study screened for variants in these genes in Finnish patients with DCM. All coding regions of the desmin and δ-sarcoglycan genes and the metavinculin-specific exon of the vinculin gene were screened in 52 DCM patients from eastern Finland by PCR-SSCP. We detected a novel mutation, Arg71Thr, in the δ-sarcoglycan gene in two members of a small DCM family. One of the mutation carriers fulfills diagnostic criteria for DCM and is also symptomatic. The other mutation carrier has slightly dilated left ventricle and well preserved systolic function. Therefore carriers of the Arg71Thr mutation had a relatively mild phenotype and a late onset of the disease. Disease-associated mutations were not found in the desmin gene or the metavinculin-specific exon of the vinculin gene. We conclude that the desmin and δ-sarcoglycan genes are not predominant disease-causing genes in patients with DCM in eastern Finland.
European Journal of Human Genetics | 2001
Paulina Paavola; Tiina Heliö; Maija Kiuru; Leena Halme; Ulla Turunen; Joseph D. Terwilliger; Anna Liisa Karvonen; Risto Julkunen; S. Niemelä; Heimo Nurmi; Martti Färkkilä; Kimmo Kontula
In inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), certain chromosomal candidate loci have been repeatedly identified by independent studies in different populations. To investigate the contribution of the loci on chromosomes 1, 3, 7, 12, 14, and 16 to the susceptibility of IBD in Finnish population, where the predominant feature is the excess of ulcerative colitis (UC) families compared to Crohns disease (CD) families, we carried out linkage analyses using 93 Finnish, multiply-affected IBD families. We observed nominal evidence for linkage to chromosome 3p21, consistent with earlier reports. The lod scores peaked at D3S2432, with a maximum two-point lod score of 1.68 (P=0.0027). In addition, we studied whether risk of IBD is associated with functional variants of two positional candidate genes; the chemokine receptor CCR5 gene on chromosome 3p21 and the interleukin-4 receptor α-subunit gene (IL4RA) on chromosome 16. We did not find any significant correlation between a 32-bp deletion variant of CCR5 or a single nucleotide change A1902G (Gln576Arg) of IL4RA, and IBD phenotypes, with the exception that in the UC group homozygosity for the G1902 allele of IL4RA was less frequent (0.019 vs 0.049, P=0.038). In conclusion, our study, carried out in a genetically homogenous population, suggests that chromosome 3 may contain a susceptibility gene for IBD.
Heart Rhythm | 2011
Annukka M. Lahtinen; Eero Lehtonen; Annukka Marjamaa; Maija Kaartinen; Tiina Heliö; Kimmo Porthan; Lasse Oikarinen; Lauri Toivonen; Heikki Swan; Antti Jula; Leena Peltonen; Aarno Palotie; Veikko Salomaa; Kimmo Kontula
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a progressive myocardial disorder caused by mutations of desmosomal cell adhesion proteins. The prevalence of these variants in the general population is unknown. OBJECTIVE This study examined the spectrum and population prevalence of desmosomal mutations predisposing to ARVC in Finland. METHODS We screened 29 Finnish ARVC probands for mutations in the DSP, DSG2, and DSC2 genes. All Finnish-type ARVC-associated mutations, including those 3 previously identified in PKP2 in the same patient group, were analyzed in the population-based Health 2000 cohort of 6,334 individuals and tested for association with electrocardiographic variables. RESULTS We detected 2 novel mutations: DSG2 3059_3062delAGAG and DSP T1373A. DSG2 3059_3062delAGAG was present in a family with 5 mutation carriers. The endomyocardial samples of the DSG2 deletion carrier showed reduced immunoreactive signal for desmoglein-2, plakophilin-2, plakoglobin, and desmoplakin. DSP T1373A was found in 1 proband with typical right ventricular disease and exercise-related ventricular tachycardia. In the population sample, the collective prevalence of all 5 mutations identified in the 29 ARVC patients (PKP2 Q62K, Q59L, N613K, DSG2 3059_3062delAGAG, and DSP T1373A) was 31 of 6,334 individuals, or 0.5%. The apparent founder mutation PKP2 Q59L is present in 0.3% of Finns and was previously shown to have an approximately 20% disease penetrance. CONCLUSION One of 200 Finns carries a desmosomal mutation that may predispose to ARVC and its clinical sequelae. ARVC-associated mutations may thus be more prevalent in the population than expected based on the published ARVC prevalence data.
European Journal of Human Genetics | 2003
Paulina Paavola-Sakki; Vesa Ollikainen; Tiina Heliö; Leena Halme; Ulla Turunen; Päivi Lahermo; Maarit Lappalainen; Martti Färkkilä; Kimmo Kontula
Epidemiological and genetic linkage studies have indicated a strong genetic basis for development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which was recently supported by discovery of the Crohns disease (CD) susceptibility gene termed NOD2/CARD15. We carried out a genome-wide linkage study in Finnish IBD families, providing a particular advantage to map susceptibility genes for ulcerative colitis (UC) within a genetic isolate. Initially, 92 IBD families with 138 affected sib-pairs (ASPs), were genotyped for 429 markers spaced at approximately 10 cM intervals. Next, the loci on chromosomes 2p13-11, 11p12-q13, and 12p13-12 were high-density mapped in the extended family cohort of 130 families with 173 ASPs. In this study, the most significant lod scores were observed for the UC families on chromosome 2p11 (D2S2333), in the vicinity of the REG gene cluster which is strikingly overexpressed in the IBD mucosa. The maximum two-point lod score was 3.34 (dominant model), and the corresponding NPL score 2.61. For UC, the second highest two-point NPL score of 2.00 was observed at proximal 12p13, where also some evidence for linkage disequilibrium emerged (P=0.07 and P=0.007 for the basic and extended IBD cohorts, respectively). The highest two-point NPL score for the CD families was 2.34 at D12S78 (12q23) with significant evidence for linkage disequilibrium (P=0.004), and for the mixed (MX) families 2.07 at D4S406 near the linkage peak reported previously. This study confirmed several of the IBD loci that have previously been reported and gives evidence for new IBD loci on chromosomes 2p11, 11p12-q13, 12p13-12, 12q23, and 19q13.