Journal article

The Cardiac Genetics Clinic: a model for multidisciplinary genomic medicine

Dominica Zentner, Tina N Thompson, Paul A James, Alison Trainer, Lesley C Ades, Ivan Macciocca, Jessica A Taylor, Kirsty Mann, Michael Bogwitz, Nigel Lewis, Natalie Morgan, Jitendra Vohra, Ingrid Winship

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe patient characteristics, standard operating procedure, and uptake of genetic testing at the multidisciplinary Cardiac Genetics Clinic (CGC) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital during its first 6 years. DESIGN: Database exploration of referral diagnoses, sex, number of clinic visits and incidence of genetic testing in a population of individuals attending the CGC. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital (Royal Melbourne Hospital) providing cardiac genetics services to the state of Victoria. PARTICIPANTS: All individuals initially attending the clinic between July 2007 and July 2013, either as the proband or as an at-risk family member. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Classification of ..

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