FRDA (Friedreich's ataxia) is a debilitating mitochondrial disorder leading to neural and cardiac degeneration, which is caused by a mutation in the frataxin gene that leads to decreased frataxin expression. The most common cause of death in FRDA patients is heart failure, although it is not known how the deficiency in frataxin potentiates the observed cardiomyopathy.

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