Early identification and treatment can be life-saving
Genetic testing can help decide the most effective course of treatment for a patient, identify family members at risk and provide other important diagnostic and prognostic information.
For most hereditary cardiovascular diseases, first-degree family members (parents, siblings, children) have a 50% risk of having the same disease-causing genetic variant. Once a family’s variant is identified, family members carrying the variant can be identified through cascade testing. Negative results eliminate the need for on-going clinical screening for many. Positive results mean at-risk family members can be monitored and treated early.