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CITED2 is a transcriptional modulator involved in the regulation of the expression of many other genes in vertebrates. At very early stages of embryo development, CITED2 is particularly important for heart formation, a process also termed cardiogenesis.
Coronary artery abnormalities are reported as the third largest cause of sudden death in young athletes. Because patients usually do not have any apparent abnormality on medical examination, it is difficult to detect this before some events.
Heart defects occur in roughly 1 in 100 live births—far more than any other kind of birth defect. Over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that babies with major forms of heart disease have must