Cardiovascular Genetics for Clinicians by P.A.F.M. DoevendansCardiovascular Genetics for Clinicians by P.A.F.M. Doevendans

Cardiovascular Genetics for Clinicians

byP.A.F.M. DoevendansEditorA.A.M. de Wilde

Paperback | October 26, 2012

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The first edition of Genetics for Clinicians is a handbook to help decision making in cardiovascular patients with a potentially inherited disease. First of all, the basics of molecular cardiology are introduced, followed by contributions of molecular geneticists and clinical geneticists, to show the disciplines involved in DNA diagnostics. Clinicians from around the globe discuss the relevance of genetics for their field of interest covering atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias. In addition, some rare but relevant connective tissue diseases are covered. In all the chapters the importance of DNA dianostics are categorized. This varies from the notion that a disease is inherited without information on genetics (Category F), to diseases where the exact location of the molecular defect determines the therapy (Category A). This simple classification is provided for the known inherited diseases to help the physician on how to advise and direct the patients. This is not a textbook for geneticists, but a practical guide for clinicians. In addition, the chapters give insight in etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of inherited cardiovascular diseases. Genetics for Clinicians can be read and used in daily practice without extensive knowledge of molecular cardiology.
Title:Cardiovascular Genetics for CliniciansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pagesPublished:October 26, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction to Genetics. 1. Molecular Genetics in Cardiology; M.M.A.M. Mannens, H.J.M. Smeets. 2. Clinical Genetics; J.P. van Tintelen, et al. 3. Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease; P. Grossfeld. Atherosclerosis. 4. Genetics of Hypertension; A.A. Kroon, et al. 5. Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis; J.C. Defesche, J.J.P. Kastelein. 6. Homocysteine, Genetic Determinants and Cardiovascular Risk; F.F. Willems, et al. 7. Genetic Markers of Hemostatic Factors; D. Girelli, et al. 8. The Pharmacogenetics of Atherosclerosis; J.W. Jukema, W.R.P. Agema. Connective Tissue Disorder. 9. Molecular Diagnosis of the Marfan Syndrome; P.N. Robinson. 10. Williams-Beuren Syndrome ans Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis; L. Pérez Jurado. Cardiomyopathy. 11. Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy; R.J.E. Jongbloed, et al. 12. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; L. Carrier, et al. 13. Dilated Cardiomyopathy; C. Marcelis, et al. Arrhythmias. 14. Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation; A.A. Wilde. 15. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Congenital Long QT Syndrome; X.H.T. Wehrens, et al. 16. Atrial Fibrillation; R. Brugada, R. Roberts. 17. Genetics of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy; A. Rampazzo, et al. Future of Genetics. 18. Genome Research and Future Healthcare; G.B. van Ommen. Index.