Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Having a genetic variant may increase your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.
Cardiovascular disease includes coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, and atherosclerosis. Development of heart disease is heavily influenced by hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, chronic inflammation as well as genetic variants. However, in some cases, particularly where family history of cardiovascular disease is prevalent, medications or more targeted lifestyle interventions are needed to better manage health outcomes.
This test identifies eight prominent genes related to heart disease. These variants may lead to increased risk of high blood pressure, blood clots, vascular inflammation, stroke or heart attack.
Ideal candidates for this panel are individuals with the following symptoms or conditions;
Poor control over cholesterol levels
Personal history of angina, DVT (a blood clot in a vein of the legs), PE (a blood clot in the lung), CHF (heart failure), MI (heart attack, or CVA (a stroke)
Introduction of new statin medications
Family history of cardiovascular disease
Stroke or heart disease in the young
Idiopathic cardiovascular disease
Genes associated with this panel include;
9p21 gene mutation
eNOS/NOS3 gene defects
Factor II (Prothrombin)
Factor V Leiden
Our partners at Kashi Clinical Laboratories use the latest in quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction instrumentation with a high degree of sensitivity for detecting gene snips accurately.
Scientific rigor matters
SNP’s are only included in our panels when peer reviewed studies show there is a clear connection with treatment decision making, the studies are relevant across a range of population types, clinical intervention is indicated, and that nutritional or other lifestyle choices can affect the regulation of gene expression.
Results and Resources
Your results will be ready within 5-7 business days of receipt at the lab. Once your results are ready, an InVite® certified healthcare professional will contact you to discuss your results and recommend a supplement protocol based on your specific results.
The programs listed below are recommendations from InVite® Experts and have been developed based on the individual gene mutations that may show up on your test results. Once your results are ready, an InVite® Expert will guide you through the best program for your needs.