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Types of Cardiovscular Diseases
Poster Title: Types of Cardiovscular Diseases
Submitted on 16 Jul 2020
Author(s): Mayukh B
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Heart disease is complex and develops as a result of interaction between genes and lifestyle risk factors. Heart disease occurs when plaque develops in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Plaque is a waxy substance made up of cholesterol, fatty molecules, and minerals. This blocks important nutrients and oxygen from reaching your heart.

Strong family history, distinctive disease pattern, higher prevalence of associated risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, at a relatively younger age, are some of the noteworthy features of inherited heart diseases among humans.

Role of genes in heart disease
Genes can influence your risk for heart disease.
Genetic factors influence up to 50% of cases with Coronary artery disease.
Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder where affected individuals show abnormal high cholesterol (LDL-c) levels in the blood. Such individuals have a 5 times higher risk for heart disease.
Genetic variations are passed on from parents to children.

Learning about your genetic risks for a heart condition
can help you and your Doctor to create a personalised preventive heart health plan.
Summary: Know your risk for developing cardiovascular diseases through a simple genetic test offered by truGeny. Genetic Testing for Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Genetic Testing.Report abuse »
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