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Inherited heart diseases

Inherited heart diseases (or inherited cardiac diseases) are a group of heart conditions that can be passed down through families from one generation to another. These diseases include long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

You'll find information about these diseases and useful links on the following websites.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2021.

See also:

CPR (resuscitation) for adults & children

Genetic testing

Heart failure

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