Inherited Heart Conditions
An inherited mutated (faulty) gene may affect the muscles or electrical pulses in the heart, resulting in inherited heart conditions.
People with inherited heart conditions may show symptoms at any age. Symptoms may include dizzy spells, palpitations and blackouts. Some people may not show any symptoms.
If left undetected or untreated, inherited heart conditions may potentially lead to heart failure and other complications (e.g. stroke) or sudden death from cardiac arrest.
Our genetic test panel for inherited heart conditions include the analysis of 60 genes for 15 types of heart conditions/disorders.
You may want to consider taking up a genetic test for inherited heart conditions if:
1. A blood kin* of yours has had a positive genetic test for inherited heart conditions.
2. A blood kin of yours has had heart failure or sudden death from cardiac arrest at an early age (< 55 year-old).
3. Two or more of your blood kin have had similar heart conditions.
4. You are experiencing symptoms+ like dizzy spells, palpitations, shortness of breath, blackouts, etc.
* blood-kin refers to relatives with blood-bond (e.g. 1st degree: parents and siblings; 2nd degree: grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces or half-siblings)
+ Symptoms are related to heart failure and are not exhaustive. Not everyone with an inherited heart condition will experience symptoms.