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Cardiovascular Diseases
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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are often caused by a combination of a genetic predisposition and an unhealthy lifestyle.

The two major manifestations of CVD are atherosclerosis and venous thrombosis.

Risk for atherosclerosis is enhanced by a combination of an unhealthy lifestyle and variants of genes involved in endothelial dysfunction, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and inflammation.

A combination of adverse influences (female hormone intake, lack of physical activity, surgery, cancer) and certain genetic variations often lead to thrombosis.

Testing for these genetic variations can thus greatly contribute to lowering the individual's CVD risks.