What is Cardiac Genetic Counselling?

Cardiac genetic counselling involves a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s medical and family history, as well as any genetic testing that may have been performed. The goal of cardiac genetic counselling is to provide individuals with a clear understanding of the genetic factors that may be contributing to their risk of developing heart disease, as well as the available treatment and management options.

Cardiac genetic counselling may also involve discussion of issues related to genetic testing, including the potential benefits and limitations of testing, the implications of test results for the individual and their family, and the emotional and psychological impacts of genetic testing.