evidence and practice
Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care
Teofila Bueser Health Education England/National Institute for Health Research clinical doctoral research fellow, Florence Nightingale faculty of nursing, midwifery and palliative care, King’s College London, England
Inherited cardiac conditions are a leading cause of sudden death in those under 40. A thorough family history taken in the primary care setting will enable early detection through cardiac screening or predictive genetic testing of at-risk family members through a prompt referral to a specialist centre. A decision-making tool is presented to help primary care practitioners with this process.
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1452Citation
Bueser T (2018) Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1452Peer review
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Published online: 11 July 2018