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BACKGROUND: This study was designed to investigate the association of the 894G>T polymorphism in the eNOS gene with risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) on coronary angiography, and in-hospital mortality after AMI. METHODS: We studied 1602 consecutive patients who were enrolled in the GEMIG study. The control group was comprised by 727 individuals, who were randomly selected from the general adult population. RESULTS: The prevalence of the Asp298 variant of eNOS was not found to be significantly and independently associated with risk of AMI (RR = 1.08, 95%CI = 0.77-1.51, P = 0.663), extent of CAD on angiography (OR = 1.18, 95%CI = 0.63-2.23, P = 0.605) and in-hospital mortality (RR = 1.08, 95%CI = 0.29-4.04, P = 0.908). CONCLUSION: In contrast to previous reports, homozygosity for the Asp298 variant of the 894G>T polymorphism in the eNOS gene was not found to be associated with risk of AMI, extent of CAD and in-hospital mortality after AMI.

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BMC Med Genet

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Adult, Aged, Alleles, Amino Acid Substitution, Base Sequence, Case-Control Studies, Coronary Artery Disease, DNA Primers, Exons, Female, Greece, Homozygote, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Risk Factors