What is it about?

A personal account of a senior geneticist's search for answers over a 40-year period and how she eventually chanced upon a diagnosis.

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Why is it important?

As Director of the Institute for Cardiogenetics (ICG) at the University of Lübeck, Germany, Jeanette Erdmann is known for her investigative work into the underlying genetic factors of cardiovascular disease. However, while she has spent much of her career successfully unravelling the genetics of the cardiovascular system, she has been living with a rare muscular condition that remained undiagnosed for over 40 years.


This is an unforgettable account from a woman who is the personification of inspiring-and the story has not yet finished.

Judith Ozkan

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This page is a summary of: Jeanette Erdmann PhD, European Heart Journal, June 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP),
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy256.
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