Inherited cardiac conditions

Inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) are disorders that run in families and are genetically mediated. These conditions affect cardiac function and heart rhythm which may lead to heart failure or sudden death.

Inherited cardiac conditions comprise a broad range of underlying pathologies including:

  • Inherited cardiomyopathies
  • Inherited arrhythmia syndromes
  • Aortopathies
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia
The resources in these pages have been collated to provide information for healthcare professionals interested in inherited cardiac conditions. The patient information section contains information which your patients may find helpful.