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Inherited Cardiac Conditions

Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions (ICC) are a group of genetic disorders that primarily affect the heart. They includes conditions such as cardiomyopathy, inherited electrical conditions called channelopathies and problems with the main blood vessel carrying blood from the heart, the aorta.

Some heart conditions can have no symptoms, but could still potentially be serious. For some families, the first sign of a problem is when someone dies suddenly with no obvious cause or explanation.

It is important that patients with ICC disorders and their relatives are identified and seen by a cardiologist (heart doctor) with expertise in these conditions.