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Genetic Testing Identifies High Cholesterol Risk, Preventing Heart Events
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Genetic Testing Identifies High Cholesterol Risk, Preventing Heart Events

"Most of these patients already had tests that showed they had high cholesterol," said Stacey Knight, PhD, cardiovascular and genetic epidemiologist at Intermountain Health. "Our findings show that we should be genetic testing people who have unexplained high cholesterol, so we can aggressively treat it and cut down their risk of having a major heart event." Findings were presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia.Findings from the study come from the HerediGene: Population Study, one of the world's largest DNA mapping initiatives, which is a partnership between Intermountain Health and Icelandic company deCODE. Advertisement The goal of the project is to discover new connections b...