MGZ Update: Genetic Diagnostics in Patients with Hereditary Cardiac Diseases
Genetic investigations also open up new possibilities in cardiology with regard to diagnostics, risk assessment, therapy and prevention. Patients, people seeking advice or their family members, for example, can benefit from genetic diagnostics in the following constellations:
- Patients with cardiac arrhythmias
- Patients with heart muscle diseases (cardiomyopathies)
- Patients with congenital heart defects and/or vascular and connective tissue diseases
- Family members seeking advice on cardiac diseases
- Family members of patients with sudden cardiac death of the young (SCDY)
The MGZ offers consultations in the clinical area of cardiac genetics to both fellow clinicians and patients and their family members. The spectrum of diagnostics offered includes:
- Familiar cardiomyopathies (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy)
- Congenital heart defects (syndromal and isolated)
- Cardiac ion channel diseases (Long-QT-/Short-QT-/Brugada syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, CPVT)
- Vascular and connective tissue diseases (thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
- Mitochondrial diseases (e.g. MELAS syndrome, mitochondrial cardiomyopathies)
View our test catalog for an overview of gene panel analyses related to cardiac diseases.
Download the following clinician information brochures detailing genetic diagnostics in cardiac diseases here:
For clinical questions about genetic testing in cardiac diseases, please contact Dr. Isabel Diebold, MD.
For general questions or price inquiries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.