Cardiovascular Genomics

Purpose: This article provides an update on cardiovascular genomics using three clinically relevant exemplars, including myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, and sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Organizational Construct: Recent advances in cardiovascular genomic research,testing, and clinical implications are presented.

Methods: Genomic nurse experts reviewed and summarized recent salient literature to provide updates on three selected cardiovascular genomic conditions.

An Overview of the Genomics of Metabolic Syndrome

Purpose: This article provides a brief overview of the diagnostic criteria and genomic risk factors for the components of metabolic syndrome (MetS).

Organizing Constructs: Contributions of cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes genomic risk factors to the development of MetS as reported in the literature have been reviewed.

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