Cardiogenetics

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Evaluation and Management Tool

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a relatively common condition affecting the heart muscle and can present at any age.

The evaluation and management of HCM is outlined in the following downloadable point of care tool.  The principal role of genetic testing is not to confirm a diagnosis but rather to identify the causative gene in the affected individual and to provide a clinical tool for screening family members at risk of developing the disease.  In general, affected individuals and their first degree relatives should be referred to both cardiology and genetics specialists.

GECKO point of care june 26th

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy point of care tool    (More information on HCM can be found in the GEC-KO on the run)

 

Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is one of several inherited heart disorders than can lead to sudden cardiac death (SCD).  The downloadable point of care tool contatins a brief overview of LQTS and the red flags for how to identify LQTS and the individuals who would most likely to benefit from referral to genetics and a cardiac arrhythmia specialist.

GECKO point of care june 26th

 

Long QT syndrome point of care tool  (More information on LQTS can be found in the GEC-KO on the run).