Research & Development
ACC, AHA issue aortic disease guideline, recommend genetic screening
The guidelines include genetic testing of first-degree relatives of individuals with thoracic aortic disease, as well as an emphasis on surgical thresholds, imaging, and multidisciplinary aortic teams.
November 3, 2022
Heart association offers advice on who should get genetic testing
Published on July 13 in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, the statement provides information on what the scientific community does and doesn't know about genes and genetic combinations that may influence heritable heart disease risk.
July 23, 2020
Can cheap test prevent newborn deaths? | Amino acid desmosine as biomarker in aneurysms | Brouhaha over DTC genetic tests
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October 21, 2019
Amino acid blood test illuminates abdominal aneurysms
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are at risk of rupturing, which can be fatal. Desmosine has the potential to be a biomarker of rupture, as the amino acid is released into blood and urine through the breakdown of elastin in the aortic vessel wall.
October 15, 2019
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