Available diagnostics for disorders

Gestational diabetes All pregnant women who do not have a prior diabetes diagnosis should be tested for gestational diabetes. If you are pregnant, you will take a glucose challenge test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.1 What tests are used to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes? Health care professionals most often use the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test

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4.2 Available Diagnostics for CVC Inheritance

Predictive Genetic Testing and Family Evaluation The inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant for most inherited cardiovascular diseases, with a 50% chance of transmission to each offspring regardless of sex. Therefore, the evaluation of at-risk healthy family members is recommended. Family evaluations aim to identify individuals with previously unrecognized diseases and currently healthy family members at

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CVC Case Examples

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), as read in its name, is a disease of the heart muscle primarily affecting the left ventricle which is the main cardiovascular muscle involved in pumping blood throughout the body. In DCM the left ventricle is enlarged or ‘dilated’ and the walls thin out which leads to inefficient blood flow throughout the

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How to diagnose such a condition

Genetic counseling and risk assessment for breast cancer Today, familial breast cancer cases are identified by evaluation of a family pedigree showing breast and ovarian cancer cases. Presymptomatic testing for pathogenic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 has become widespread during the last decade. It is now used in counseling families with a strong history of

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