Atherosclerosis and venous thrombosis are two major manifestations of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Both can be caused by complex interactions of environmental and genetic factors. An unhealthy lifestyle in combination with genetic risk factors can contribute to the occurrence of CVD. Similarly, a combination of adverse influences (female hormone intake, immobilization, surgery or cancer) and variations in genes responsible for the coagulation system can contribute to CVD. Testing for genetic risk factors can therefore be a powerful tool for guidance to a lifestyle that is in accordance with an individual’s genetic predisposition.
Devyser offers a variety of kits for identification & detection of factors associated with Apolipoprotein E, Thrombophilia and other genetic risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.