Cardiogenomics (modules)

2020 Update in cardiogenomics

Using a primary care case-based approach, this slide set reviews:

  • common cardiac conditions with a heritable component
  • cardiac presentations
  • when a referral for a genetic assessment may be considered
  • two case examples (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, familial hypercholesterolemia) including pearls and screening recommendations

More resources on cardiogenomic conditions can be found here.

Factor V Leiden (Dec 2014)

Additional resources including a point of care tool can be found here.

Following this session the learner will be able to:

  • Refer to their local genetics centre and/or order genetic testing appropriately for factor V Leiden
  • Discuss and address patient concerns regarding family history of factor V Leiden
  • Find high quality genomics educational resources appropriate for primary care 

Familial hypercholesterolemia

Please see the 2020 Update in Cardiology slide set for more information on FH. Below is another short case that may built upon by educators including clinical presentation, family history, FH pearls and the Canadian criteria for clinical diagnosis of FH.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Jan 2015)

Additional resources including a point of care tool can be found here.

Following this session the learner will be able to:

  • Appropriately refer to their local genetics centre and/or cardiologist for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Discuss and address patient concerns regarding family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Find high quality genomics educational resources appropriate for primary care

Long QT Syndrome (Oct 2016)

Additional resources including a point of care tool can be found here.

Following this session the learner will be able to:

  • Appropriately refer to their local genetics centre and/or arrhythmia specialist for long QT syndrome
  • Discuss and address patient concerns regarding family history of long QT syndrome
  • Find high quality genomics educational resources appropriate for primary care