(artist/iStock, Getty Images) Studying the hereditary roots of certain cardiovascular diseases could help patients and their doctors make decisions, identify risks and manage treatment, according to a new report. The American Heart Association’s scientific statement summarizes what is known – and what needs further research – about the genes thatRead More →

Heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or stiff in cardiomyopathy, and in rare cases, muscle tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Credit: American Heart Association Genetic Testing and Counseling for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Can Help Patients and Their Families Make Informed Decisions About Managing Their Heart Health, According to “Genetic TestingRead More →