Table of Contents

Introduction to molecular genetics.
Clinical genetics.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Familial dilated cardiomyopathy.
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy from desmosome to disease.
Noncompaction cardiomyopathy.
Mitochondrial cardiomyopathy.
Restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Congenital long QT-syndrome.
The Brugada syndrome.
Short QT syndrome.
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.
A molecular genetic perspective on atrial fibrillation.
Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation.
The genetics of mitral valve prolapse.
Atrioventricular (AV) reentry tachycardia.
Hereditary cardiac conduction diseases.
Connective tissue disorders and smooth muscle disorders in cardiology.
Genetics of congenital heart defects.
Genetic disorders of the lipoprotein metabolism: diagnosis and management.
Novel insights into genetics of arterial thrombosis.
The pharmacogenetics of atherosclerosis.
Genetics of (premature) coronary artery disease.
Heredity neuromuscular diseases and cardiac involvement.
Sudden cardiac death in the young: epidemiology and cardiogenetic evaluation of victims and their relatives.
The outpatient clinics for cardiogenetics.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Future of cardiogenetics. Clinical management and signs are the focus of this practical cardiogenetic reference for those who are involved in the care for cardiac patients with a genetic disease. With detailed discussion of the basic science of cardiogenetics in order to assist in the clinical understanding of the topic. The genetic causes of various cardiovascular diseases are explained in a concise clinical way that reinforces the current management doctrine in a practical manner. The authors will cover the principles of molecular genetics in general but also specific to cardiac diseases. They will discuss the etiolo.