Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care
Evidence & 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. 28, 5,32-34. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1452

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tootie.bueser@kcl.ac.uk

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