Coronary artery disease in twins

David Holmes, A. J. Kennel, H. C. Smith, H. Gordon, S. B. Moore

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In two pairs of monozygotic twins with coronary artery disease who were studied by coronary angiography, there were striking similarities in the clinical course, response to exercise, and distribution of coronary artery disease. Though it is difficult to distinguish between heredity as an independent risk factor and the other risk factors, the similarities in each twin pair may be best explained by identical heredity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Heart Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 27 1981


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Holmes, D., Kennel, A. J., Smith, H. C., Gordon, H., & Moore, S. B. (1981). Coronary artery disease in twins. British Heart Journal, 45(2), 193-197.