Sudden cardiac arrest caused by inherited heart conditions in marathon runners, ironman triathletes and long-distance cyclists, swimmers, rowers and cross-country skiers is becoming a more frequent in the news with the greater participation in mass endurance sporting events.
But how can you test yourself to highlight and prevent conditions such as;
Cardiomyopathy: An abnormality of the heart muscle making it harder for the heart to pump blood to the body
Arrhythmia: An abnormality of the heart rhythm causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly
Arteriopathy: Problems with the structure of the arteries in many parts of the body, including the heart
Inherited Heart Conditions – Early Knowledge Can Make a Difference
XMiles is working with Everything Genetic Ltd to provide access to the Hereditary Heart Health Test.
Most heart disease is due to lifestyle, but for 1 in 200 people it can have a genetic basis. This test analyses 30 genes associated with inherited heart conditions that can have actionable treatment plans.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a doctor to authorise this test? - No, you can buy it directly from this website – but we advise you to take the results to your doctor so that your can talk about planning your healthcare
What if I have a positive result? - As part of the test package you will have access to a Caridologist who will provide counsel if you receive a positive result - Dr Orhan Uzan, consultant cardiologist specialising in congenital heart disease.
How soon do I get my results? - Usually within 3-4 weeks of receipt of your kit in the laboratory.
How accurate is the test? - Color’s laboratory has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification. The Color Test showed >99% accuracy in multiple validation studies.
Our tests are provided by Color distributed in the UK by Everything Genetics Ltd