New panel for genetic analysis of congenital heart disease.
Congenital heart disease refers to disorders of the heart and great vessels that occur from birth. Most are caused by faulty development of the embryo during pregnancy, which is when they are the main cardiovascular structures.
In many of these diseases that lead to congenital abnormalities origin is not yet known but much genetic defects are associated.
The Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics has developed GenEpilepsy-Dx, a genetic panel to analyze up to 159 genes associated with congenital cardiac malformations simultaneously using massive sequencing technology.