Great question. There is a short answer and then a laundry list of things genetic testing can do to keep you and your family healthy. The cardiovascular system comprises the heart and all the blood vessels that supply nutrients to all other organs. The heart is one of the most important organs in our body and is the first organ to develop at birth and works 24/7 until death.
Hereditary Cardiovascular Risk Assessment is the Most Effective Way of Identifying At-Risk Individuals or Confirming a Diagnosis of Existing Cardiac Conditions. It Opens the Door for More Precise and Individualized Medical Management
With the latest advances in medical research, people can now have genetic testing which can save lives. Genetic testing looks at 174 genes related to 19 genetic heart conditions, including:
Aortic Valve Disease
Short QT Syndrome
Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular
Structural Heart Disease
Long QT Syndrome
Familial Aortic Aneurysm
Familial Atrial Fibrillation
In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, this genetic testing is vital. Keep in mind, these important facts.
1. Individuals with COVID-19 and heart disease are at the highest risk of death and severe complications.
2. The heart might be adversely affected by COVID-19 even if individuals don’t have any pre-existing conditions.
3. Fear of contracting COVID-19 has led to a sharp decline in hospital visits by heart patients.
4. Fear of contracting COVID-19 has led to a sharp decline in assessing risk for developing cardiovascular disease.