Every year, thousands of people die or suffer chronic disability as the result of inherited diseases of the cardiovascular system. In many cases, diagnosis of inherited disease is delayed or missed owing to a lack of awareness, and an even greater number of relatives are exposed to unnecessary risk. This new edition of Inherited Cardiac Disease provides a comprehensive summary of the aetiology, presentation, and management of genetic disorders of the cardiovascular system. Fully updated to reflect the advances in molecular genetic technologies and the publication of national guidelines for the management of families with inherited cardiac diseases, it retains the first edition's broad scope and applicability to all members of the multidisciplinary team, from specialists in cardiology and clinical genetics, to genetic counsellors, paediatricians, nurse specialists, and GPs who may come into contact with families presenting with inherited cardiac diseases.
Containing both a short section on the general principles of cardiovascular genetics, individual disorders are then examined in detail, each featuring a clinical summary, diagnostic tests and special investigations, and treatments relevant to each inherited cardiac disease. Written in the succinct bullet-point style of the Oxford Specialist Handbooks, this new edition of Inherited Cardiac Disease delivers key information in an accessible manner, and is an invaluable guide to anyone who works with patients who are affected by inherited diseases of the cardiovascular system in their practice.