Psychosocial Impact of a Positive Gene Result for Asymptomatic Relatives at Risk of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

@article{Bonner2018PsychosocialIO,
  title={Psychosocial Impact of a Positive Gene Result for Asymptomatic Relatives at Risk of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy},
  author={Carissa Bonner and Catherine Spinks and Christopher Semsarian and Alex Barratt and Jodie Ingles and Kirsten J. McCaffery},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2018},
  volume={27},
  pages={1040-1048}
}
Families with a history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) may be offered genetic testing in addition to clinical surveillance. Asymptomatic family members who are gene positive (silent gene carriers) represent a new group of “patients” who may not develop HCM, with little evidence available to assist clinical management. This study explored experiences of HCM genetic testing to identify potential benefits and harms. Thirty-two individuals previously offered genetic testing for HCM were… CONTINUE READING
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