A case for inclusion of genetic counselors in cardiac care

Patricia Arscott, Colleen Caleshu, Katrina Kotzer, Sarah Kreykes, Teresa Kruisselbrink, Kate Orland, Christina Rigelsky, Emily Smith, Katherine Spoonamore, Joy Larsen Haidle, Monica Marvin, Michael J. Ackerman, Azam Hadi, Arya Mani, Steven Ommen, Sara Cherny

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Abstract

Recent advances in genetic testing for heritable cardiac diseases have led to an increasing involvement of the genetic counselor in cardiology practice. We present a series of cases collected from a nationwide query of genetics professionals regarding issues related to cost and utilization of genetic testing. Three themes emerged across cases: (1) choosing the most appropriate genetic test, (2) choosing the best person to test, and (3) interpreting results accurately. These cases demonstrate that involvement of a genetic counselor throughout the evaluation, diagnosis, and continuing management of individuals and families with inherited cardiovascular conditions helps to promote the efficient use of healthcare dollars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalCardiology in Review
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic counselor
  • Genetic testing
  • Long QT syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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