Cardiac DNA Insight
Cardiac DNA Insight®
Discover your heart’s needs through your DNA
Your DNA can tell you a lot about your heart, including risks of various heart-related health conditions, effective diets, and heart medication response. Without insight into your genetic makeup, you and your physician may struggle determining the right medication and dosage for you, and the result can be a lengthy and expensive guessing game. Through genetic testing, you can better understand your risks, and your physician can make more confident decisions regarding diet, exercise, and medications to help you manage or reduce your risks of a heart-related health condition.
Cardiac DNA Insight Sample Report: click here.
See What Personalized, Genetic Recommendations Can Do For You
Gain clarity regarding your genetics to help you and your doctor understand your risks of developing certain heart-related health conditions, develop a preventative or maintenance plan for a healthy heart, and find an appropriate medication match. Cardiac DNA Insight® can help you and your physician create a personalized roadmap designed to lead you toward optimal heart health.
With Cardiac DNA Insight®, you’ll learn:
- If you have specific genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing certain heart-related heart conditions
- How you are likely to respond to eight classes of commonly prescribed medications that are used to treat heart-related conditions
- Which heart-related medications should be used with caution and may cause adverse side effects
Become Informed About Your Risks
Genetic factors and family history play a big role in your risks of heart disease, but these risks can increase when combined with unhealthy lifestyle choices. Following healthy habits and taking proactive measures may help you reduce those risks. By identifying specific genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing certain heart-related heart conditions, genetic testing can help you better safeguard yourself and take extra precautions when it comes to your heart health.
Understand Your Medication Response
There are a number of different medications used to treat heart-related conditions, but depending on your genetic variants, certain medications may not work as effectively or may cause mild to severe negative side effects. Through genetic testing, your doctor can better understand your body’s reactions to medicine and prescribe more suitable medications at optimal dosages.
Develop a Treatment Plan with More Confidence
Understanding your genetic risks of various heart-related health conditions is the first step to developing a preventative or maintenance plan regarding your diet, exercise, and medication needs. Genetic testing can help you and your physician make more informed decisions regarding diet and exercise and develop a roadmap to achieve optimal heart health.
Get on the Path Toward Informed Decision-Making
Cardiac DNA Insight® helps identify 23 traits associated with an increased risk of developing certain heart-related health conditions, and provides insight into your potential responses to commonly prescribed medications, so your physician can develop a more personalized treatment for you.
Heart Disease/Atrial Fibrillation
Learn about your heart and potential irregularities (7 Traits)
- Atrial fibrillation
- Beta-blockers, LVEF response
- Caffeine metabolism
- Coronary artery disease
- Myocardial infarction
- Simvastatin-induced myopathy
- Verapamil and QTc interval
Peripheral Arterial Disease/Venous Thrombosis
Discover your propensity to develop narrow veins (5 Traits)
- Clopidogrel metabolism
- Estrogen supplementation (risk of venous thrombosis)
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Venous thrombosis
Find out if you are at risk of developing hypertension (5 Traits)
- Metoprolol metabolism
- Perindopril (ACE inhibitor-therapeutic benefit)
- Verapamil vs. atenolol (benefit of)
Understand your cardiovascular health risks (6 Traits)
- ApoE, type III hyperlipoproteinemia and CVD risk
- Genetic risk for decreased folate
- Genetic risk for decreased HDL cholesterol
- Genetic risk for elevated LDL cholesterol
- Genetic risk for elevated triglycerides
- Sickle cell anemia
How to collect your DNA Sample
|No eating, drinking, or smoking for 30 minutes prior to collection.|
|Fill out all labels on back of instruction card & place one on each tube.|
|Swab the inside of your cheek with the same force you brush your teeth. Use one swab per cheek, and brush for approx. 45 seconds.|
|Place each swab back into a collection tube without touching the tip on any surface.|
|Seal in bag and mail back.|