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Enhancing Literacy in Cardiovascular Genetics: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Mital S, Musunuru K, Garg V, Russell MW, Lanfear DE, Gupta RM, Hickey KT, Ackerman MJ, Perez MV, Roden DM, Woo D, Fox CS, Ware S, American Heart Association Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Stroke Council; Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016 9 (5): 448-467

PMID: 27672144 · DOI:10.1161/HCG.0000000000000031

Advances in genomics are enhancing our understanding of the genetic basis of cardiovascular diseases, both congenital and acquired, and stroke. These advances include finding genes that cause or increase the risk for childhood and adult-onset diseases, finding genes that influence how patients respond to medications, and the development of genetics-guided therapies for diseases. However, the ability of cardiovascular and stroke clinicians to fully understand and apply this knowledge to the care of their patients has lagged. This statement addresses what the specialist caring for patients with cardiovascular diseases and stroke should know about genetics; how they can gain this knowledge; how they can keep up-to-date with advances in genetics, genomics, and pharmacogenetics; and how they can apply this knowledge to improve the care of patients and families with cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

© 2016 American Heart Association, Inc.

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American Heart Association Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Competence Delivery of Health Care, Integrated Diffusion of Innovation Education, Medical, Continuing Genetic Predisposition to Disease Genetic Testing Genomics Genomics Humans Pharmacogenetics Phenotype Predictive Value of Tests Prognosis Quality Improvement Quality Indicators, Health Care Risk Assessment Risk Factors United States

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