Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Published: January 05, 2015

  • This statement acts as a resource on genetics and genomics for practitioners involved in the care of cardiovascular and stroke patients.
  • While not exhaustive, an overview of the field is included, as well as references to additional educational materials.
  • The document provides recommendations for basic genetics and genomics knowledge with which cardiovascular and stroke clinicians should be familiar.

At A Glance

Topics covered in this statement include:

  • Basics of genetics and genomics
  • Mendelian cardiovascular and stroke disorders
  • Complex cardiovascular and stroke disorders
  • Cardiovascular and stroke risk prediction
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Clinical, social, and ethical implications
  • Educational resources