New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions
A new blood test could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions, the British Heart Foundation has said.
Researchers funded by the charity found that by looking at a specific group of genes they were able to reliably detect underlying problems.
It follows the death of Sir David Frost’s son Miles, who died suddenly from a condition thought to have been inherited from his father.
His family aims to raise £1.5m to make genetic testing available in the UK.
The eldest son of the late presenter and broadcaster died last year, aged 31, when he was out jogging near his family’s home in Oxfordshire.
He was suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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