Genetics Basics For CVD And Stroke Clinicians


Basic Concepts and Potential Applications of Genetics and Genomics for Cardiovascular and Stroke Clinicians:
A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
  • This statement acts as a resource on genetics and genomics for practitioners involved in the care of cardiovascular and stroke patients.
  • While not exhaustive, an overview of the field is included, as well as references to additional educational materials.
  • The document provides recommendations for basic genetics and genomics knowledge with which cardiovascular and stroke clinicians should be familiar.
        Read the full statement in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.


Topics covered in this statement include:

  • Basics of genetics and genomics
  • Mendelian cardiovascular and stroke disorders
  • Complex cardiovascular and stroke disorders
  • Cardiovascular and stroke risk prediction
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Clinical, social, and ethical implications
  • Educational resources 


Musunuru K, Hickey KT, Al-Khatib SM, Delles C, Fornage M, Fox CS, Frazier L, Gelb BD, Herrington DM, Lanfear DE, Rosand J; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Hypertension, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, and Stroke Council. Basic concepts and potential applications of genetics and genomics for cardiovascular and stroke clinicians: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association [published online ahead of print January 5, 2015]. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. doi: 10.1161/HCG.0000000000000020.



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Posted by Alice Wolke on Jan 5, 2015 3:30 PM America/Chicago