Genetic Testing for Heritable Cardiovascular Diseases in Pediatric Patients
Published: August 20, 2021
- Heritable diseases that affect the cardiovascular system are relatively common, including cardiac channelopathies, cardiomyopathies, acropathies, dyslipidemias, and structural diseases of the heart and great vessels.
- The wide availability of clinical genetic testing helps with understanding the origins of these diseases, yet guidance for cardiovascular genetic testing is mainly focused on adults.
- This statement synthesizes guidance for the use of cardiovascular genetic testing in the pediatric population, with emphasis on balancing the risks versus benefits of genetic testing in infants, children, and adolescents, and considering the unique challenges of testing in this vulnerable population.
- 2018 Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
- Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in High-Risk Pediatric Patients
- Genetic Testing for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases
- Evaluation and Management of the Child and Adult With Fontan Circulation
- Establishment of Specialized Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Programs: Recognizing the Need and Meeting Standards
- Genetic Basis for Congenital Heart Disease: Revisited
- Enhancing Literacy in Cardiovascular Genetics