According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and are strongly linked to both genetic and nutritional factors. It is well known that high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity are lifestyle choices that can put people at risk for heart disease. One’s genes can also have an impact on heart health and the likelihood of being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
Chronic cardiovascular disease is common among nursing home residents. Nursing home residents with chronic cardiovascular disease are frequently referred to emergency rooms during episodes of acute exacerbation and many are eventually hospitalized.
Many medications that are commonly prescribed to treat such disease states have outcomes that may be influenced by a patient’s genetic makeup.
Join BASE10 to discover how your genes affect heart health and learn about the implications of pharmacogenomics on cardiovascular medications.
Bethany is the lead pharmacist and Pharmacogenomics Operations Manager at BASE10 Genetics. In this role, Bethany oversees all clinical pharmacogenomics content creation and pharmacogenetic test interpretation duties for the company. Her passion for precision medication was discovered while in pharmacy school at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and she has since dedicated her career to advocating for precise and accurate medication recommendations to be available to patients of all backgrounds.
Stephanie is the lead dietitian and Nutrition Program manager at BASE10 genetics. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kent State University. Stephanie brings 11 years’ experience in chronic disease management and prevention to BASE10.
Her passion lies within the personalized approach of nutrigenomics to target individual metabolic and therapeutic needs. Stephanie thrives on connecting with clients to help them reach their greatest health potential.
Stephanie lives in the small town of Doylestown, OH with her husband and 3 kids. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running and baking.