Cardiac Genetic Testing: When to Test for Hereditary Heart Disease

What is the ClarityX Heart Health Test?

ClarityX Heart Health can tell your doctor if you were born with a genetic variant that may dramatically affect how your body will metabolize cardiac medications. These variants can result in your prescriptions not working as intended or causing unwanted side effects. Both situations could put you at risk for a major cardiovascular event. ClarityX Heart Health will tell your doctor how your body will respond to several classes of medications including: blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs, antiplatelet agents, antiarrhythmic drugs, and anticoagulant medications.

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How The ClarityX Heart DNA Test Works

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1Click The Get Started Button

ClarityX will send a test requisition form to your primary care doctor to approve testing.

2Ship The ClarityX Test To Our Lab

Simply provide a saliva sample and place it in your mailbox. 

3Receive Your Results

In approximately 7-10 days you and your primary care doctor will receive your personalized report.

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Medications on the Heart Health Report

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GenericBrand
TelmisartanMicardis
ValanDiovan
IrbesartanAvapro
LosartanCozaar
OlmesartanBenicar
CandesartanAtacand
LisinoprilZestril
RamiprilAltace
EnalaprilVasotec
QuinaprilAccupril
FosinoprilMonopril
TrandolaprilMavik
AmiodaroneCordarone
PropafenoneRythmol
LidocaineXylocaine
MexiletineMexitil
FlecainideTambocor
AspirinASA
ClopidogrelPlavix
DipyridamoleComponent of Aggrenox
WarfarinCoumadin
PrasugrelEffient
TicagrelorBrilinta
Omega-3 Ethyl EstersLovaza
GemfibrozilLopid
FluvastatinLescol
PravastatinPravachol
RosuvastatinCrestor
PitavastatinLivalo
FenofibrateTricor
AtorvastatinLipitor
LovastatinMevacor
SimvastatinZocor
Nicotinic AcidNiaspan
Niacin
EzetimibeZetia
BisoprololZebeta
AtenololTenormin
NadololCorgard
CarvedilolCoreg
MetoprololLopressor
NebivololBystolic
DiltiazemCardizem
AmlodipineNorvasc
FelodipinePlendil
NifedipineProcardia
VerapamilCalan
TorsemideDemadex
BumetanideBumex
TriamtereneComponent of Dyazide
SpironolactoneAldactone
HydrochlorothiazideMicrozide
FurosemideLasix
ChlorthalidoneHygroton
MetolazoneZaroxolyn
TerazosinHytrin
DoxazosinCardura
NitroglycerinNitrostat
IsosorbideImdur
HydralazineApresoline
DigoxinLanoxin
ClonidineCatapres

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Medications for Medical Conditions Included on the ClarityX Heart Health Test

Genetic Testing For Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

ClarityX Heart Health provides genetic insight for Atrial Fibrillation Medications that helps your doctor prescribe more genetically optimal medication. Eliminating trial and error.

Genetic Testing For High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Hypertension

High blood pressure is a genetic condition that your family members could pass on to you. How do you know which hypertension treatment to choose? 

Genetic Testing For High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

ClarityX Heart Health provides genetic insight for High Cholesterol Medications that helps your doctor prescribe more genetically optimal medication. Eliminating trial and error.

Which Heart Diseases Can Be Inherited?

Every year approximately 655,000 Americans die from heart disease, making it the number one cause of death. Because heart disease is so prevalent, it’s important to understand the facts and the risks. Genetic testing for cardiac medications enables healthcare providers to offer more effective treatments and enhance existing drug efficacy levels. If you’re at risk of heart disease, your prospects have never been brighter. But who is at risk for heart disease, and is heart disease genetic? There are several genetic heart conditions that will make it more likely for some to suffer from heart disease down the line. Here are some of the most common:  

Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – In layman’s terms, this is a disease that causes the heart muscle to thicken. It may affect part of the heart or the entire muscle. This relatively common health condition is often found in the interventricular septum. The interventricular septum is the wall that separates the left ventricle from the right. Thicker heart muscles reduce blood flow and limit the ability of the left ventricle to hold blood.

Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Another fairly common heart condition, familial dilated cardiomyopathy, is the exact opposite of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Rather than a thicker heart muscle, the muscle weakens, stretches, and becomes thinner. It affects both sides of the heart and limits the ability of your heart to pump blood efficiently around the body. When the body’s needs are not met, this will eventually lead to heart failure. Familial dilated cardiomyopathy typically worsens over time.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia – Everyone knows poor cholesterol is bad for you. The bad type of cholesterol is known as low-density lipoproteins (LDL). While most people believe that this is a condition developed through consuming fatty, greasy foods, it can also be inherited. Someone with a high presence of LDLs in their body is at a higher risk of narrowed arteries and blocked blood flow. If action is not taken, blood flow may be eliminated entirely from the heart, leading to heart failure. In many ways, familial hypercholesterolemia is the inherited form of coronary heart disease, one of the most common forms of heart disease in the country.

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ClarityX Heart Health Report

Who Should Get Genetic Testing for Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Medications?

Genetic testing for heart disease susceptibility should go hand in hand with cardiac genetic testing for medications. Prescriptions are often a matter of trial and error. Choosing the proper medications allows you to see improvement sooner and decreases risks of side effects or adverse reactions to certain types of medication. If you have a family history of heart disease (or if you don’t know and you can’t answer that question), genetic testing for heart disease can help. If you fall into any of the following categories, genetic testing could be for you:

  • You were born with a heart defect
  • You have a family history of heart diseaseeYou have a close family member who died suddenly of heart disease

Pharmacogenetic testing is the gold standard of genetic testing for medications. If you suffer from genetic cardiovascular disease or are in a high-risk category, pharmacogenetic testing should be your next step. Using a sample of your blood or saliva, scientists can investigate your genes and build up a picture of how your body metabolizes specific prescription medications.

What is Pharmacogenetic Testing?

Pharmacogenetic testing is the gold standard of genetic testing for medications. If you suffer from genetic cardiovascular disease or are in a high-risk category, pharmacogenetic testing should be your next step. Using a sample of your blood or saliva, scientists can investigate your genes and build up a picture of how your body metabolizes specific prescription medications.

Pharmacogenetics and Genetic Heart Disease Medications

Millions of Americans already take heart disease medications to treat hereditary heart diseases, as well as for prevention. We already know that most medications are metabolized by the three enzymes — CYP2D6, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 — which reside in the liver. Using this information, ClarityX uses pharmacogenetics to discover how your body will react to a particular medication.

Rather than enduring a costly, time-consuming, and frustrating trial and error process of trying out different prescriptions, we can help predict how your body will react to genetic heart disease medications. ClarityX’s pharmacogenetic testing supports improvements in drug efficacy for doctors and patients across the industry, helping people benefit from cardiac genetic testing services every day.

Is Genetic Testing for Heart Disease Medication Right for You?

Genetic testing is the cutting-edge of science. Millions of people who may be taking the wrong medications and could benefit from cardiac genetic testing services have never even considered it. Together with your primary care physician, ClarityX performs genetic testing to provide deeper insights into how your body metabolizes medications and predicts which ones may have the greatest effect on your heart condition. But how do you know if genetic testing for heart disease medication is right for you? Genetic testing is right for you if you currently have a heart condition, are taking heart disease medication, or have a family history of heart disease. 

Genetic testing for cardiovascular disease medicines is an emerging field that provides doctors with more insights into the right heart medications for you. With the help of ClarityX, our cardiac genetic testing services provide doctors and patients with the data they need to determine how specific medications are metabolized by the body and the best course of action for hereditary heart diseases. Finding the right medication sooner eliminates uncomfortable side effects from the wrong medications and allows you to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. With pharmacogenetic testing for cardiac genetics from ClarityX, you can get the medication that suits your unique gene profile so you can understand the link between your medications and your DNA.

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