Co-first authors; these authors contributed equally to this manuscript. Current guidelines suggest screening all patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension for genetic aberrations, particularly mutations in Bone Morphogenic Protein Receptor Type II (BMPR2), the gene most commonly implicated in the pathogenesis of PAH. Herein, we present a novel technique used to identify a pathogenic germline BMPR2 alteration in a 36-year-old female and family members with hereditary pulmonary arterial hypertension who each screened negative by standard cytogenetics and molecular genetics testing.
- genetic test
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine