Providing streamlined services for patients with inherited cardiac disease.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a condition which leads to a thickening of the heart muscle, is the most common form of genetic heart disease, affecting 1 in every 500 Australians.

This project, sponsored by the Statewide Cardiac Clinical Network, will develop multi-disciplinary Cardiac Genetics Clinics across Queensland to provide local genetics services for patients with inherited heart disease such as HCM, or individuals who may be at risk of inherited conditions.

Clinics will support continuity of care for patients, bringing together clinical care, gene discovery and family screening to provide Queenslanders’ with a coordinated and comprehensive services. Clinical teams will consist of cardiologists, genetic counsellors and cardiac nurses.

It is an example of Queensland Genomics supporting the mainstreaming of genomics into everyday healthcare.

Project Investigators

Project leaders engage with and draw upon the expertise of partners within universities, research institutes and hospital and health services around Queensland.

Site leads, Cardiac Genetics Clinic, The Prince Charles Hospital

Dr Russell Denman

Dr Yee Weng Wong

Site leads, Cardiac Genetics Clinic, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr John Hill

Dr William Wang

Site lead, Cardiac Genetics Clinic, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Dr Kevin Ng

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