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To determine if patients with a deficiency of alpha-galactosidase A are at-risk for cardiac complications that commonly occur in the general population
Fabry disease is an X-linked deficiency of alpha-galactosidase A resulting primarily in an accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) in virtually all organs and systems. The main complications of Fabry disease are a 20-fold increased risk of ischemic stroke, cardiac disease including cardiomyopathy, atrio-ventricular conduction defects, a wide variety of arrhythmias, valvular dysfunction (insufficiency or stenosis) and cardiac vascular disease as well as progressive renal failure. Fabry disease cannot be easily diagnosed in patients with routine EKGs, echocardiograms or MRIs. Screening non-selected at-risk populations of patients with ischemic stroke or cardiac disease for urinary Gb3, alpha-galactosidase A activity and GLA gene mutations should enable the identification of patients previously undiagnosed with Fabry disease among the general population of patients with heart disease and stroke
Observational Model: Cohort
Baylor Institute of Metabolic Disease
Baylor Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:44-0400
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An X-linked inherited metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of lysosomal ALPHA-GALACTOSIDASE A. It is characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of globotriaosylceramide and other GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS in blood vessels throughout the body leading to multi-system complications including renal, cardiac, cerebrovascular, and skin disorders.
Members of the class of neutral glycosphingolipids. They are the basic units of SPHINGOLIPIDS. They are sphingoids attached via their amino groups to a long chain fatty acyl group. They abnormally accumulate in FABRY DISEASE.
Glycosphingolipids which contain as their polar head group a trisaccharide (galactose-galactose-glucose) moiety bound in glycosidic linkage to the hydroxyl group of ceramide. Their accumulation in tissue, due to a defect in ceramide trihexosidase, is the cause of angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (FABRY DISEASE).
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
Analyses for a specific enzyme activity, or of the level of a specific enzyme that is used to assess health and disease risk, for early detection of disease or disease prediction, diagnosis, and change in disease status.
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