Items Tagged ‘heart attack’

February 13, 2018

Genetic cardiovascular disease: Is your family at risk?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

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 […]

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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


February 6, 2014

Your Genotype and Your Heart Health

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Each year in the United States, 600,000 to 800,000 heart stents are placed to restore blood flow through coronary arteries. Patients are then given medication to keep blood clots from forming near the surgical site. Such clots can be deadly, causing heart attack and stroke. But, which antiplatelet medication is best? The answer may lie in your genes. “The […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, antiplatelet medication, clopidogrel, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, genomic medicine, genomics, heart, heart attack, Heart Health


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