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Genetic Testing
Los Angeles

Genetic cardiac testing is unique to Dr. Jamshid Maddahi’s practice in Los Angeles. This technology is so new we are currently the only cardiology practice that can offer this highly beneficial service. Genetic testing in Los Angeles offers patients two main benefits — preventative cardiac care and cardiac monitoring for current patients.

How Does It Work

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are many types of heart conditions, some more common than others. Some heart conditions are caused by lifestyle choices, such as smoking, while others are caused by genetics. If you have a family history of heart disease, you have a higher risk of heart conditions. Fortunately, cardiac genetic testing allows us to determine if you carry the genetic markers linked to a high risk of developing heart disease.

Genetic cardiac testing looks for changes, or mutations, in your genes associated with heart disease. These mutations can be passed down from your parents. If you have a mutation associated with heart disease, it does not necessarily mean that you will develop the condition. However, it does mean that you are at an increased risk. Based on the genetic testing in Los Angeles results, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes or medication to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

man after genetic testing in Los Angeles

Candidates for Genetic Testing:

  • Have a family history of heart conditions, such as cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, aortic aneurysm, heart defects, coronary artery disease, and unexplained pulmonary hypertension
  • Have a personal or family history of implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Have a personal or family history of pacemaker implants
  • Have a personal or family history of a heart transplant under 60
  • Have a personal or family history of a coronary artery bypass or stent surgery under 60

Benefits of Cardiac Genetic Testing

Cardiac Monitoring for Current Patients

Patients who have developed cardiac conditions and are taking medications will be pleased to find out that Dr. Maddahi can, with a simple non-invasive test, determine how a medication will react in your body specifically. He can also determine how often your medication should be taken and in what dosage.

In the past, medications were prescribed based on clinical trials; your prescription was based on the results of the average reaction of many people. With genetic technology, Dr. Maddahi can prescribe drugs tailored just for your chemical and biological makeup. This is an important improvement for vital cardiac medications.

Preventive Cardiac Care

We can locate and identify genetic markers that will let us know at age 20 if you will develop cardiac problems later in life. Genetic testing in Los Angeles allows us to change your roadmap by recommending preventive measures, such as diet and exercise early in life, to prevent the development of heart disease altogether.

Creating a Successful Healthy Future

Cardiologist in Los Angeles

Dr. Jamshid Maddahi is spearheading the world of cardiac health by offering cardiac genetic testing at his Los Angeles practice. This is just one of the ways Dr. Maddahi works to prevent heart disease and restore healthy hearts. He has successfully treated thousands of heart patients. Call our Los Angeles office at 310-824-4991 or click here to schedule your genetic testing. Your loved ones will be happy that you did.

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