Why would I need genetic testing?
Certain types of heart disease can be caused by changes in your genetic material. If you have a heart condition, genetic testing can help determine the underlying cause, as well as any risk that children, siblings and other relatives may have in developing the condition. For example, the likelihood of a child being born with a heart defect is greater if either parent has this defect. If you have concern about a family history of heart disease, genetic testing can help clarify the diagnosis and identify which family members may be at risk.