Around 500 people die suddenly each year with apparently no explanation or cause of death, leaving families devastated and bewildered. Often the cause of death is due to an inherited heart condition.
Our Genetic Information Service (GIS) can provide information if you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with or has died from a suspected inherited heart condition.
The service, run by cardiac nurses trained in practical genetics, can help facilitate a GP referral for expert assessment in a specialist clinic that deals with inherited heart conditions. This assessment could help to detect and treat an inherited heart condition in you and other family members, potentially saving lives.
Call the GIS on 0300 456 8383. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (charged at a rate similar to 01 or 02 calls).
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Download or order our booklets on Inherited heart conditions: