APOE genotype affects behavior after cardiac surgery in infants

07/10/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers found the apolipoprotein E e2 allele increases the risk of future behavior problems -- including somatic complaints, pervasive developmental problems and impaired social skills -- for infants who have cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects. Children with the APOE e4 allele had better outcomes in these areas, the study in Pediatrics found.

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