European guidance on genetic testing for cardiac conditions

3 July 2011

Current provision of genetic testing in Europe is said to be ‘patchy’. Both this observation and the recommendations for testing of patients and families, including post-mortem analysis, closely mirror the findings of the 2009 PHG Foundation Heart to Heart report, which led to the prioritisation of improved services for ICCs in the UK by the Department of Health. Efforts to ensure cardiologists in Europe are properly informed about the value and proper application of genetic testing for different disorders are to be welcomed. 

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