Association of Genome-Wide Variation With the Risk of Incident Heart Failure in Adults of European and African Ancestry A Prospective Meta-Analysis From the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium

NL Smith, Janine Felix, AC Morrison, S Demissie, NL Glazer, LR Loehr, LA Cupples, Abbas Dehghan, T Lumley, WD Rosamond, W Lieb, Fernando Rivadeneira, JC Bis, AR Folsom, E Benjamin, YS Aulchenko, T Haritunians, D Couper, J Murabito, YA WangBruno Stricker, JS Gottdiener, PP Chang, TJ Wang, KM Rice, Bert Hofman, SR Heckbert, ER Fox, CJ O'Donnell, André Uitterlinden, JI Rotter, JT Willerson, D Levy, Cornelia Duijn, BM Psaty, JCM Witteman, E Boerwinkle, RS Vasan

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Background-Although genetic factors contribute to the onset of heart failure (HF), no large-scale genome-wide investigation of HF risk has been published to date. We have investigated the association of 2 478 304 single-nucleotide polymorphisms with incident HF by meta-analyzing data from 4 community-based prospective cohorts: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, the Cardiovascular Health Study, the Framingham Heart Study, and the Rotterdam Study. Methods and Results-Eligible participants for these analyses were of European or African ancestry and free of clinical HF at baseline. Each study independently conducted genome-wide scans and imputed data to the approximate to 2.5 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms in HapMap. Within each study, Cox proportional hazards regression models provided age-and sex-adjusted estimates of the association between each variant and time to incident HF. Fixed-effect meta-analyses combined results for each single-nucleotide polymorphism from the 4 cohorts to produce an overall association estimate and P value. A genome-wide significance P value threshold was set a priori at 5.0 x 10(-7). During a mean follow-up of 11.5 years, 2526 incident HF events (12%) occurred in 20 926 European-ancestry participants. The meta-analysis identified a genome-wide significant locus at chromosomal position 15q22 (1.4 x 10(-8)), which was 58.8 kb from USP3. Among 2895 African-ancestry participants, 466 incident HF events (16%) occurred during a mean follow-up of 13.7 years. One genome-wide significant locus was identified at 12q14 (6.7 x 10-(8)), which was 6.3 kb from LRIG3. Conclusions-We identified 2 loci that were associated with incident HF and exceeded genome-wide significance. The findings merit replication in other community-based settings of incident HF. (Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2010;3:256-266.)
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Pages (from-to)256-U79
JournalCirculation-cardiovascular genetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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