11/15/2013 - 11:44

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis now offers genetic testing to help diagnose and treat patients with heart disorders that can lead to sudden death. The new test, offered though the school’s Genomics and Pathology Services (GPS) and developed in collaboration with Washington University cardiologists, analyzes genes linked to arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies. Physicians who treat patients with indications of these heart conditions can submit a blood sample for gene sequencing. In two to three weeks, they receive a report from GPS describing any mutations identified in the patient’s DNA that may contribute to disease and affect response to treatment.


03/12/2012 - 16:08

Some patients with advanced heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy, the deterioration of function of the heart muscle, are getting a new lease on life thanks to an innovative treatment program at Jewish Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, and the University of Louisville.

07/25/2011 - 17:07

Researchers have identified important risk factors for death and transplantation in children with dilated cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), according to results from a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.