If a member of your family suffers from a cardiovascular disease, you are naturally concerned, in the first instance, about the person affected. Later, however, other concerns will often also start to play on your mind. Is it hereditary? Will I get it too? Can I do anything to reduce the risk?
At iGene we deal with heredity and prevention on a daily basis and help you find answers to these kinds of questions.
‘Cardiovascular diseases’ is a collective term for a large number of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart diseases are the most common form of such diseases. These are caused by the narrowing of or a blockage in the coronary arteries. Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and angina are two of the main manifestations of these diseases.
Genetic predisposition to cardiovascular diseases
Your personal risk of cardiovascular diseases depends on various factors. One of these is your DNA, but environmental factors and lifestyle also play a role, for example. To make a statement about your genetic predisposition, we examine mutations (changes or errors) in your DNA.
Preventing cardiovascular diseases
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent cardiovascular diseases. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary conditions, including cardiovascular diseases. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of a cardiovascular disease, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
A healthy lifestyle thanks to your iGene Passport
For as long as you are using iGene you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you take even more effective steps to prevent cardiovascular diseases, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.