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Pre-symptomatic genetic testing for inherited cardiac conditions: a qualitative exploration of psychosocial and ethical implications.

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Inherited cardiac conditions (ICCs) can lead to sudden cardiac death at any age, yet are often asymptomatic and clinically undetected. Prophylactic interventions are available and cascade testing is recommended to identify family members at risk. When a disease-causing mutation has been identified in a family, pre-symptomatic genetic testing (PSGT) is available. This study explores perceptions of the cascade process, impact of PSGT and attitudes towards direct contact as an alternative to fam...

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10.1038/ejhg.2013.81

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
European journal of human genetics : EJHG
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
88-93
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
1476-5438
ISSN:
1018-4813
URN:
uuid:f0be2936-a550-4d17-8650-5179b8f9fb40
Source identifiers:
401304
Local pid:
pubs:401304
Language:
English
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