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Using Genetics to Predict Heart Attack Risk

The Illumina Genomics Podcast

Using Genetics to Predict Heart Attack Risk

Jun 27, 2018 | Episode 23 | 22 mins

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder leading to elevated cholesterol and early cardiovascular disease. Globally, about 1 in 250 people are affected, but only 10% have been diagnosed. Dr. Guillaume Paré is Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He discusses how genetics can help identify people at risk of heart attack.

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