In some cases, heart disease occurs when a person inherits certain genetic variants that are associated with a disease. Hereditary heart disease may affect multiple people in one family.
Genetic testing may be appropriate if you (or a family member) has a known or suspected diagnosis of one or more of the following:2–7
Genetic testing gives you information that may help you and your healthcare provider:
We can help you find a genetics provider in your area or connect you to a telemedicine provider.
Talk to your healthcare provider about diagnostic genetic testing with Invitae. This letter can help start the conversation.
Identifying at-risk family members is one of the most important benefits of genetic testing. If you have a genetic variant, your immediate family members have up to a 50% chance of having the same variant. Other relatives may also be at risk.
Invitae is dedicated to ensuring that both you and your family understand your risk. If you receive a positive test result from Invitae, we can test your blood relatives for that same genetic variant (change) under our family follow-up testing program.
You don’t have to figure it out alone. Genetics experts are available to guide you through the testing process, help you make sense of your results, and plan a path forward.
details on how the testing process works
downloadable guides that explain specific genetic diseases
an explanation of possible results and what they could mean for you
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2 Priori, SG, et al. Heart Rhythm. 2013; 10:e85-108.
3 Ackerman, MJ, et al. Heart Rhythm. 201; 8:1308-39.
4 Goldberg AC, et al. J Clin Lipidol. 2011; 3:133-40.
5 Hiratzka, LF, et al. Circulation. 2010; 121:e266-369.
6 McLaughlin, VV, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009; 53:1573-619.
7 Richards AA, Garg V. Current Cardiology Reviews. 2010; 6:91-97.