June 8, 2021
Mayo researchers study genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults
In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. “In our study, we found more than […]
Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, #High cholesterol, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
August 12, 2020
Could population genetic screening improve public health?
Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]
Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Ferber, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, population health genomics, Research
February 13, 2018
Genetic cardiovascular disease: Is your family at risk?
With cardiovascular disease a leading cause of death, it’s fair to say that many people have been touched by this disorder. Maybe a family member died suddenly of a heart attack, or a friend suffered a disabling stroke. February is American Heart Month, a great time to talk about the precision approach Mayo Clinic Center […]
Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, #FH, #Genetic risk, #High cholesterol, #Mayo Clinic Department of Cardioscular Diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Genetic Testing, heart attack, Heart Disease