Clinical Cardiogenetics

  • H.F. Baars
  • P.A.F.M. Doevendans
  • J.J. van der Smagt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. M. A. M. Mannens, H. J. M. Smeets
      Pages 3-19
    3. J. J. van der Smagt, Peter J. van Tintelen, Carlo L. M. Marcelis
      Pages 21-44
  3. Cardiomyopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Imke Christiaans, Lucie Carrier
      Pages 47-61
    3. G. Aernout Somsen, G. Kees Hovingh, I. I. Tulevski, Jon Seidman, Christine E. Seidman
      Pages 63-77
    4. Moniek G. P. J. Cox, Richard N. W. Hauer
      Pages 79-96
    5. Yvonne M. Hoedemaekers, Kadir Caliskan, Danielle F. Majoor-Krakauer
      Pages 97-122
    6. N. de Jonge, J. H. Kirkels
      Pages 123-128
    7. J. H. Kirkels, N. de Jonge
      Pages 129-139
  4. Primary Electrical Heart Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Hubert F. Baars, Jeroen F. van der Heijden
      Pages 143-164
    3. Begoña Benito, Josep Brugada, Ramon Brugada, Pedro Brugada
      Pages 165-187
    4. Christian Wolpert, Christian Veltmann, Rainer Schimpf, Martin Borggrefe
      Pages 189-196
    5. Christian van der Werf, Arthur A. M. Wilde
      Pages 197-206
    6. Jason D. Roberts, Michael H. Gollob
      Pages 207-225
  5. Other Hereditary Arrythmias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Pieter G. Postema, Christian van der Werf, Arthur A. M. Wilde
      Pages 229-238
    3. Paul L. van Haelst, Toon Oomen, J. Peter van Tintelen
      Pages 239-242

About this book

Introduction

Clinics for cardiogenetic disorders have been established in many academic teaching hospitals in Europe. In these clinics, cardiologists, clinical and molecular geneticists, genetic nurses, and social workers closely cooperate to provide optimal care for individuals with cardiac disease of probable genetic origin and their family members. However, the prevalence of genetic cardiomyopathies and primary electrical heart diseases is sufficiently high, that it is neither desirable nor possible that the care for this group of patients and their relatives remains solely restricted to a small number of academic centers. Therefore basic knowledge on the genetic aspects of these types of disorders and on what to do with as yet asymptomatic at-risk family members should be considered to be a prerequisite for all practising cardiologists. Many cardiologists have not been specifically trained in genetics, let alone in explaining genetics to their patients. Clinical Cardiogenetics compiles the massive amount of information available in a single easy to read textbook. It does not require prior expert genetic knowledge and provides a practical clinical primer for cardiologists and other physicians involved in the management of these patients. With the continuing increase in genetic knowledge, and the expanding possibilities to prevent fatal arrhythmias in those individuals at high risk, a steady increase in questions regarding genetics from patients and their relatives in the years to come should be expected. This comprehensive textbook is a valuable tool in dealing with such questions.

Editors and affiliations

  • H.F. Baars
    • 1
  • P.A.F.M. Doevendans
    • 2
  • J.J. van der Smagt
    • 3
  1. 1.University Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.University Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands
  3. 3.University Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-471-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-470-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-471-5
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