HEART HEALTH GENOMICS

Genetics can influence the risk for heart disease in many ways. Genes control every aspect of the cardiovascular system. From the strength of the blood vessels to the way cells in the heart communicate. A genetic variation (mutation) in a single gene can affect the likelihood of developing heart disease.

Genetic testing for inherited heart disease can identify the cause of a family’s heart disease. Testing can also help determine which specific relatives are at risk for developing it.

Person with an inherited cardiovascular condition may have few or no symptoms but still face significant risk of heart disease, including sudden cardiac arrest. Genetic testing can help save lives.

Who Should Seek Testing for Heart Health Genomics?

Benefits of Heart Health Genomics:

  • Unexplained cardiac arrest or sudden deaths in the family that might have been caused by an undiagnosed heart disease
  • Unexplained fainting, or fainting with exercise or emotional stress
  • Unexplained seizures, or seizures with normal neurological evaluation
  • ICD/pacemaker at under 50 years of age
  • Heart failure at less than 60 years of age
  • Enlarged heart
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Early heart attack, coronary artery disease or stroke (men under 55, women under 65)
  • Enlarged aorta or aortic aneurysm in the chest at less than 55 years of age
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the family
  • Untreated very high cholesterol level
  • Heart defect present since birth
  • Confirms a clinical diagnosis
  • Fulfills diagnostic criteria for complex heart disorders
  • Identifies at-risk asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic family members
  • Enables appropriate screening intervals and interventions for at-risk family members.
  • Identifies patients and family members at highest risk for life-threatening arrhythmias, aortic dissections,
    or heart failure.

What do we TEST:

  • Tendencies of high LDL Tendencies of low HD
  • Tendency of hyper-homocysteinemia
  • Tendency of hypertension
  • Intensity of exercise
  • Tendency of High triglycerides
  • Tendency of cardiac diseases based on
    oxidative stress
  • Tendency of higher CRP
  • Management of LDL -HDL ratio based on exercise
  • Inflammation Management
  • Exercise for Hypertension Management