© 2016

Clinical Cardiogenetics

  • Hubert F. Baars
  • Pieter A. F. M. Doevendans
  • Arjan C. Houweling
  • J. Peter van Tintelen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan D. H. Jongbloed, Ronald H. Lekanne Deprez, Matteo Vatta
      Pages 3-24
    3. J. J. van der Smagt, Jodie Ingles
      Pages 25-47
  3. Cardiomyopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Paul A. van der Zwaag, Maarten P. van den Berg
      Pages 51-59
    3. Imke Christiaans, Perry M. Elliott
      Pages 61-74
    4. J. A. Jansweijer, R. Hershberger, K. Y. Van Spaendonck
      Pages 75-89
    5. Moniek G. P. J. Cox, Ardan M. Saguner, Anneline S. te Riele, J. Peter van Tintelen, Firat Duru, Corinna Brunckhorst et al.
      Pages 91-111
    6. Yvonne M. Hoedemaekers, Sabine Klaassen
      Pages 113-135
    7. J. H. Kirkels, N. de Jonge
      Pages 137-146
    8. N. de Jonge, J. H. Kirkels
      Pages 147-151
  4. Hereditary Arrhythmia Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Yanushi D. Wijeyeratne, Elijah R. Behr
      Pages 155-173
    3. Oscar Campuzano, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada
      Pages 175-191
    4. Krystien V. Lieve, Antoine Leenhardt, Christian van der Werf
      Pages 193-200
    5. Christian Wolpert, Norman Rüb
      Pages 201-210
    6. Masayasu Hiraoka, Tetsuo Sasano
      Pages 211-225
    7. Jason D. Roberts, Michael H. Gollob
      Pages 227-245
    8. Rafik Tadros, Julia Cadrin-Tourigny
      Pages 247-259

About this book


This extensively revised second edition provides a thorough basic knowledge on the genetic aspects of cardiovascular disorders. Many cardiologists have not been specifically trained in genetics, let alone in explaining genetics to their patients. While clinics for cardiogenetic disorders have been established in many academic teaching hospitals, it is neither desirable nor feasible that the care for this large group of patients and their relatives remains solely restricted to this small number of centers. This book reviews the expertise that all cardiologists, clinical and molecular geneticists, genetic nurses, and social workers need to provide optimal care for individuals with cardiac disease of probable genetic origin and their family members.

Clinical Cardiogenetics, Second Edition, compiles the huge amount of information available in a single easy-to-read textbook. It does not require prior expert genetic knowledge and provides a practical clinical primer for cardiologists and other physicians involved in the management of these patients. With the continuing increase in genetic knowledge, and the expanding possibilities to prevent fatal arrhythmias in those individuals at high risk, a steady increase in questions regarding genetics from patients and their relatives in the years to come should be expected. This comprehensive textbook is a valuable tool in dealing with such questions.


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Short QT-syndrome Brugada syndrome Sudden cardiac death Congenital heart diseases Hereditary conduction diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Hubert F. Baars
    • 1
  • Pieter A. F. M. Doevendans
    • 2
  • Arjan C. Houweling
    • 3
  • J. Peter van Tintelen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySt. Elisabeth-TweeSteden ZiekenhuisTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Clinical GeneticsVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Clinical GeneticsAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the editors

H. F. Baars

St. Elisabeth TweeSteden Ziekenhuis,

Department of Cardiology, 

Tilburg, The Netherlands

Bergman Clinics Bilthoven

Bilthoven, The Netherlands


University Medical Center Utrecht,

Department of Cardiology, 

Utrecht, The Netherlands

P. A. F. M. Doevendans

University Medical Center Utrecht,

Department of Cardiology, 

Utrecht, The Netherlands


A.C. Houweling

VU University Medical Center,

Department of Clinical Genetics,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


J. P. van Tintelen

Academic Medical Center,

Department of Clinical Genetics,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Cardiogenetics
  • Editors Hubert F. Baars
    Pieter A. F. M. Doevendans
    Arjan C. Houweling
    J. Peter van Tintelen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-44202-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-44203-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages VIII, 405
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Human Genetics
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