Genetic counselling and testing in cardiomyopathies: A position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

Philippe Charron, Michael Arad, Eloisa Arbustini, Cristina Basso, Zofia Bilinska, Perry Elliott, Tiina Helio, Andre Keren, William J. McKenna, Lorenzo Monserrat, Sabine Pankuweit, Andreas Perrot, Claudio Rapezzi, Arsen Ristic, Hubert Seggewiss, Irene Van Langen, Luigi Tavazzi

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Abstract

Advances in molecular genetics present new opportunities and challenges for cardiologists who manage patients and families with cardiomyopathies. The aims of this position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases are to review the general issues related to genetic counselling, family screening and genetic testing in families with a cardiomyopathy, and to provide key messages and suggestions for clinicians involved in their management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2715-2728
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume31
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic counselling
  • Genetic testing
  • Predictive diagnosis
  • Prenatal diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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