Predicting heart disease before it strikes

Dr. Guillaume Paré is tracking genetic clues to identify people at high risk
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Dr. Paré: Risk scores could help doctors put genetic information to work.

Personalized medicine. That’s what Dr. Guillaume Paré imagines is possible if we can predict a person’s risk based on their genetic code.

While over 100 genes have been shown to contribute to the risk of developing heart disease, there is currently limited knowledge to help clinicians pinpoint which genes put patients most at risk. That could soon change, thanks to support from Heart & Stroke donors.

Dr. Paré aims to fill this gap in knowledge by developing risk scores based on genetic information. “Our goal is to identify people at high risk of heart disease, before it becomes apparent, so that early and effective preventative measures can be used.”

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Help me find the genetic culprits for heart disease and save lives.

Dr. Guillaume Paré Heart & Stroke researcher

Thanks to rapid advances and reduced costs in genetic testing technology, there has never been a better time to invest in this work. “The use of genetic testing could be a vital source of information to improve clinical diagnosis of heart disease, and save lives. “

By helping Dr. Paré develop risk scores based on genetic factors, you’re bringing us closer to uncovering the cause of heart disease and providing completely customized interventions.

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