Genetics in HCM - An Overview
Overview: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiovascular disease. Much is known about its genetics, but a lot is still to be learned.
In genetic testing, a blood or saliva sample is collected to test whether the person has genetic mutations known to be linked to HCM.
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