[Pediatric cardiac disease: indications for family screening and risk stratification]

Pfammatter, Jean-Pierre (2008). [Pediatric cardiac disease: indications for family screening and risk stratification]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 97(13), pp. 727-32. Bern: Huber

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In some forms of cardiac disease in childhood, familial occurrence is frequent. This implies the question whether family members should undergo cardiologic screening examinations. For cardiomyopathies the familiarity is so frequent and morbidity so important that examination by echo of all first degree relatives is recommended. As these cardiomyopathies may develop its phenotype all along a lifetime, repetitive examinations usually are indicated. For the primary electrical diseases the so called channelopathies the same is true, as for the high rate of familial occurrence and the high morbidity. Thus ECG screening of first degree relatives is recommended. In a child with congenital heart disease there are no recommendations with regard to familial screening and cardiological examinations usually are indicated only in case of clinical suspicion for heart disease.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Pfammatter, Jean-Pierre

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

18770925

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:03

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

PubMed ID:

18770925

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27232 (FactScience: 105102)

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