Scientific Sessions

Genetics of Heart & Vascular Disease

Genetics of Heart Disease: Genetics can direct the risk for heart disease. Genes control every details of the cardiovascular system, from the strength of the blood vessels to the cells in the heart. Genetic mutations in a single gene influence the likelihood of developing heart disease.

There are 3 Common Inherited Heart Diseases:

  • Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Vascular Disease: Vascular disease affects the blood vessels. As heart beats, it pumps blood with oxygen and nutrients to feed tissues and it carry off waste.

Types of Vascular Disease: