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Update on Genetic Prediction of Future Cardiovascular Disease


Published Date: 02/14/2022

Expiration Date: 11/09/2024

CE Credit: CME:1


Wendy Post,MD, MS

Wendy Post, MD is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment as professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Post is a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory and is associate faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University. She is Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Division of Cardiology and Director of Research for the Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease, mechanisms of gender differences in heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand current knowledge about genetic risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD.)
  • Know how lifestyle modification can influence genetic risk for CVD.
  • Discern the strengths and limitations of polygenic risk scores for CVD and commercially available genetic testing.

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