Creation of a French South-Eastern Database and DNA-bank of Congenital Heart Disease to Explore the Genetic Pathways (SEA-HD)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02923440
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2016 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Congenital heart defects are seen in 0,8% of life births. In France this means more than 5000 newborns per year. The south-east region of France is particularly affected as a result of a higher birth rate and consanguinity, when compared to other regions. The majority of congenital heart diseases remain unexplained. Genetic causes are indisputable but remain poorly understood. Genetic research needs the availability of a large-scale DNA collection, guided by a robust phenotypic classification. Such a DNA-bank has been created in Paris (CARREG DNA bank, created by the M3C reference centre for congenital heart diseases). Such a bank is currently unavailable in south-east France. To transport biological specimens from Marseille to Paris would be very expensive. In addition, the whole infrastructure required for correct diagnosis and classification of the congenital heart diseases, for sampling, for storage of the samples and genetic analysis, does exist in our AP-HM hospital and in our AMU research unit. For those reasons it is highly preferable to elaborate such a database and DNA-bank locally. The acronym SEA-HD (South-EAst-Heart-Diseases) would be used to name this DNA-bank
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Echocardiographic diagnosis of congenital heart defect falling within the classification Houyel and Bonnet
Necessity of making a blood test regardless of study
Medical care in the AP-HM Timone Hospital children, medical-surgical unit of pediatric and congenital cardiology, Marseille - These Parent Child
Patients or parent / legal guardian (if minor) in physical or mental incapacity to understand or sign the consent
People in Emergencies
Persons deprived of freedom
Persons not beneficiaries of a social security scheme