The Future of Healthcare

Cardiovascular Genetic Testing

If you or a loved one has a history of heart disease, it’s important to know if it is hereditary. With this knowledge, a doctor can schedule a long-term preventative health care plan to improve quality of life. Take the first step with KARDIA GUARD

GENETIC HEART TESTING

By using a genetic test for heart disease, doctors can identify the root cause of a family’s heart disease. The test also helps doctors determine individual relatives who are most at risk for developing the same heart condition.

PREVENT HEART DISEASE

If your family has a history of heart disease, there are steps you can take to prevent developing it yourself. A healthy diet, exercise, limiting alcohol, not smoking, controlling your blood pressure, and getting an annual cardiac scanning test are all great preventive measures to help keep the heart-healthy.

GENETIC HEART CONDITIONS

Many cardiac conditions can be genetic. Examples of genetic heart conditions are arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and high blood cholesterol. Coronary artery disease, which can run in families, may lead to people suffering from a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure.

Understanding your results

Genetic test results are complicated documents. Often, it takes an expert in the field of genetic counseling to help patients interpret the results and decide on next steps.

Take the first step to Cardiac Genetic Testing!

WHAT TYPE OF PATIENTS SHOULD BE TESTED?

Any patient that is exhibiting cardiac symptoms or with a family history of cardiac disease.

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)

Any patient that is exhibiting cardiac symptoms or with a family history of cardiac disease

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 or Irregular heart

Early heart attack, coronary artery disease or stroke (men under 55, women under 65)

Trigger conditions for Genetic Testing?

Arrthymogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)

Cardiac Amyloidosis

Familial Valvular Heart Disease

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Long QT syndrome

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome

Restrictive & Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy

FAMILY PLAYS A PART!

inherited disorders that can cause arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
There are several inherited disorders that can cause arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death that are looked for during the test. Some are very rare. they include:
Arrthymogenic Right Ventricular
Dysplasia (ARVD)
Brugada Syndrome
Cardiac Amyloidosis
Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Familial Valvular Heart DiseaseHypertrophic CardiomyopathyLong QT syndromeLoeys-Dietz SyndromeMarfan SyndromeNoncompaction CardiomyopathyRestrictive Cardiomyopathy


Who should get tested?

What type of patients should be tested?

Any patient that is exhibiting cardiac symptoms or with a family history of cardiac disease, 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, or coronary artery disease or stroke (men under 55, women under 65) should get tested for a genetic heart disease.