Genetic Testing for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Originally published 23 Jul 2020 | Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine

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Advances in human genetics are improving the understanding of a variety of inherited cardiovascular diseases, including cardiomyopathies, arrhythmic disorders, vascular disorders, and lipid disorders such as familial hypercholesterolemia. However, not all cardiovascular practitioners are fully aware of the utility and potential pitfalls of incorporating genetic test results into the care of patients and their families. This statement summarizes current best practices with respect to genetic testing and its implications for the management of inherited cardiovascular diseases.

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