After sudden cardiac death, genetic testing may provide answers, identify risks for family

Sudden death from cardiac causes is among the leading causes of death in the United States, yet predicting who might be at high risk remains a difficult task.
According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, 436,852 people in the U.S. experienced sudden cardiac death in 2020, and many people are unaware that they are living with a genetic condition that greatly increases their risk for an unexpected cardiac event. Additionally, an underlying genetic disorder that predisposes a person to high risk for sudden death likely extends to first-degree relatives. Detecting such conditions among

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