Inherited cardiac conditions

Left undetected and untreated, inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) may lead to heart failure or even sudden death. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) or a serious event in an otherwise healthy young person raises the possibility of an underlying genetic condition and suggests their relatives may also be at risk.

The underlying cardiac pathology of inherited cardiac conditions (ICCs) can be structural or non-structural and fall into five main categories:

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Arrhythmias
  • Aortopathies
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia