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"Cardiovascular genetic test"

Katherine G Spoonamore, Nicole M Johnson
Inherited cardiovascular (CV) conditions are common, and comprehensive care of affected families often involves genetic testing. When the clinical presentations of these conditions overlap, genetic testing may clarify diagnoses, etiologies, and treatments in symptomatic individuals and facilitate the identification of asymptomatic, at-risk relatives, allowing for often life-saving preventative care. Although some professional society guidelines on inherited cardiac conditions include genetic testing recommendations, they quickly become outdated owing to the rapid expansion and use of such testing...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Christina M Lockwood
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June 2012: Clinical Chemistry
A P Landstrom, M J Ackerman
Although the etiologies of sudden cardiac death (SCD) are diverse, genetic mutations associated with cardiomyopathic and channelopathic diseases are major causes, and clinically available genetic tests offer the potential to identify at-risk family members, contribute to risk stratification, and guide therapeutic intervention. Recently, the first large-scale systematic studies exploring the background genetic "noise" rate of these tests have been conducted and offer guidance in interpreting positive genetic test results...
October 2011: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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