Genetic Testing for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases

Published: July 23, 2020

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  • This scientific statement summarizes current best practices for genetic testing in cardiovascular medicine, recognizing that genetic testing methods are evolving, and practices may change.
  • Genetic testing is informative and can support clinical management of various inherited cardiovascular diseases such as cardiomyopathies, arrhythmic disorders, thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).
  • This scientific statement provides updated evidence reflecting new advances in the field, new disease-specific guidelines, expert consensus documents, and other published statements.