Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup H as a risk factor for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in Spanish population

Mitochondrion. 2013 Jul;13(4):263-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2013.03.005. Epub 2013 Mar 23.


Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) is a structural heart disease with strong genetic background. The different single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that constitute mitochondrial haplogroups could play an important role in IDC progression. The aim of this study was to test frequencies of mitochondrial haplogroups in healthy controls (n=422) and IDC patients (n=304) of a Caucasian Spanish population. To achieve this, ten major European haplogroups were identified. Frequencies and Odds Ratios for the association between IDC and haplogroups were calculated in both groups. We found that compared to healthy controls, the prevalence of haplogroup H was significantly higher in IDC patients (40.0% vs 50.7%, p-value=0.040).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / epidemiology*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / genetics*
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gene Frequency
  • Haplotypes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Spain / epidemiology


  • DNA, Mitochondrial