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Introduction 

Introduction
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Introduction
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10.1093/med/9780199559688.003.0010
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date: 22 October 2019

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Classification of inherited cardiovascular disease 3

Advances in molecular genetic technologies have resulted in increased recognition and understanding of genetic cardiovascular diseases in everyday clinical practice. In many countries, interest has been further stimulated by the publication of national guidelines for the management of families afflicted by inherited cardiac diseases that may result in premature sudden cardiac death in young people. Throughout the world multidisciplinary services for inherited cardiovascular diseases that involve cardiologists, clinical geneticists, specialist nurses and genetic counsellors are being developed. The aim of this handbook is to support this development by providing a brief practical guide to the basic principles of clinical genetics relevant to everyday cardiology practice....

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