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Heart Genetic Testing at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital

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Published on Mar 29, 2012

To learn more about cardiovascular genetic testing at Ohio State visit: http://go.osu.edu/cvgenetics

THESE LITTLE TOW HEADS ARE THE REASON MATT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT TAKING CARE OF HIS HEART. AS THE FATHER OF TWO YOUNG GIRLS, MATT WANTS TO BE PART OF THEIR LIVES FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

YET MATT'S FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART TROUBLE, A CONDITION KNOWN AS HYPERTROPHIC CARDIO-MYOPATHY. THIS HEART CONDITION CAUSES THICKENING OF THE HEART MUSCLE AND OCCURS WITHOUT AN OBVIOUS CAUSE OR OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS. BECAUSE SO MANY BRANCHES OF MATT'S FAMILY TREE ARE MARKED WITH HEART DISEASE, HE DECIDED TO LOOK FURTHER, WITH GENETIC TESTING.

MATT STARTED HIS SEARCH FOR ANSWERS WITH OSU MEDICAL CENTER CARDIOLOGIST DR. ALEX AUSEON. AFTER LEARNING OF MATT'S FAMILY HEART HISTORY, DR. AUSSEON PERFORMED AN ECHO CARDIOGRAM AND OTHER TESTS.
DR. AUSSEON CONTACTED OHIO STATE GENETIC COUNSELOR AMY STURM ABOUT MATT'S CASE. AFTER A SIMPLE BLOOD DRAW FOR DNA TESTING, THEY DISCOVERED THAT MATT DID INDEED, HAVE THE GENE THAT COULD LEAD TO HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY. THIS MEANS THAT MATT HAS A VERY HIGH PROBABILITY OF DEVELOPING THIS TYPE OF HEART DISEASE.
"AT OHIO STATE, WE HAVE A CARDIOVASCULAR GENETICS PROGRAM THAT ENCOMPASSES MULTIPLE CLINICS AT THE ROSS HEART HOSPITAL. WE HAVE A HIGH RISK FAMILY HEART CLNIC...WHERE WE SEE PATIENTS WITH STRONG FAMILY HISTORIES OF HEART ATTACKS, OR FAMILY HISTORIES OF SUDDEN DEATH. WE ALSO HAVE A HEREDITARY HEART RHYTHM DISORDERS CLINIC WHERE WE SEE PATIENTS WITH INHERITIED HEART ARHYTHMIAS..AND WE ALSO HAVE A LARGE MEDICAL GENETICS PROGRAM WHICH IS WHERE WE SAW MATT AND HIS FAMILY...WHERE WE SEE CARDIO MYOPTHY OR PROBLEMS WITH THEIR AORTA OR ANUERISMS." - Amy Sturm

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