As researchers study the genetic underpinnings of heart and vascular disease, they are creating new ways to screen, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of heart conditions. Some are exploring how to better identify patients at increased risk for sudden cardiac death. Others are researching how genomic insight could help patients with rare conditions by using therapies that may delay or prevent heart surgery. Still others are looking into how to stop irregular heart rhythms after surgery, which may provide insight into new ways to treat atrial fibrillation.
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology