Genetic testing and sport: can sudden death be prevented?

Anyone, supporter or not, was shocked by what happened during the Denmark-Finland match of the UEFA EURO 2020. A player from the Danish national team, Christian Eriksen, collapsed due to cardiac arrest. Timely intervention was provided first of all by his teammates and subsequently by the specialized medical team, who, thanks also to the help […]

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Amyloidosis

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Pan269 Hereditary Amyloidosis (APOA1, APP, B2M, CST3, GPNMB, GSN, FGA, IL31RA, ITM2B, LYZ, OSMR, PRNP, TACSTD2, TTR) Amyloidoses are a group of rare disorders caused by extracellular deposition of insoluble fibers made of misfolded proteins, which take the name of "amyloid". These deposits damage tissues and interfere with […]

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Thalassemia

Thalassemia refers to a group of hereditary quantitative hemoglobinopathies, blood disorders that derive from a quantitative reduction of the synthesis of the globin chains of hemoglobin. On the basis of the genetic defect, they are divided into alpha and beta-thalassemia and are both inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Thalassemias have wide phenotypic variability, from […]

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