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Timely detection and diagnosis of heart disorders can lead to enhanced treatment options and improve prognosis. Having identified genetic variants associated with cardiology diseases in over 200 different genes, we can support you in providing your patients with a precise diagnosis of a cardiovascular disease. Testing can also identify asymptomatic and at-risk family members, facilitating precautions or interventions to prevent illness or sudden death. 

Articles on Cardiovascular

  • Defining the Clinical Spectrum of Rare Disorders

    Many rare disorders, despite being considered syndromic, may manifest with only a single clinical symptom. A CENTOGENE-led epidemiological clinical study provided impressive evidence for the relevance of this phenomenon in hereditary TTR-related amyloidosis. The study’s results were published in…

  • One Gene – Two Modes of Inheritance

    While most genetic disorders have one clearly defined mode of inheritance, the existence of rare exceptions is being increasingly recognized. A recent diagnostic finding at CENTOGENE revealed that mutations in PRKD1 can cause heart defects not only in an autosomal dominant, but also in an autosomal…

  • Novel X-linked Syndrome Identified

    Defects in many X-chromosomal genes are known to cause neurodevelopmental problems in males. A further example was recently identified at CENTOGENE when conducting an depth investigation of 13 affected males from a multi-generational family. This revealed OTUD5 as a novel gene associated with an…

  • A Novel Therapeutic Concept for Fabry Disease

    Fabry disease is caused by mutations that affect the lysosomal enzyme α-galactosidase, but the pathophysiology of the disease remains to be completely understood. A recent study that was co-authored by CENTOGENE’s CEO Prof. Arndt Rolfs revealed misfolding of mutant α-galactosidase in the endoplasmic…

  • One Gene – Two Mutational Mechanisms

    For a few genes, mono-allelic gain-of-function mutations as well as bi-allelic loss-of-function mutations have been found to cause disease. Based on findings in a large consanguineous family with multiple stillbirths, KIDINS220 can now be added to this list. A corresponding study, which was…