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Is there a genetic link to peripheral arterial disease?

Dr. Justin P. Levisay, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

There is definitely a genetic predisposition to arterial disease and the risk factors that cause it. There have been certain genetic abnormalities that have been identified. However, at present, there are no widely available tests to look for genetic risk factors. This is an area of very active research and I expect there will be tests available within the next five years.

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