Posts Tagged ‘Marathe’

A Long Term Follow-up Study of Carriers of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutations

Adults who test positive for a mutation associated with the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) but who have not manifested left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) at the time of that diagnosis are now commonly identified in the era of genetic testing. There are little published data, however, on the long-term outlook for these phenotypically normal gene carriers.

McTaggart DR, et al. A Long Term Follow-up Study of Carriers of Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy Mutations. Heart, Lung and Circulation (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2016.04.019

Knowledge and perceptions of genetic cardiac disease amongst general practitioners: The Tasmanian experience

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference, Brisbane 6-8 August 2014
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 2, e1-e20
Abstract & full-text available.

Genetic cardiac diseases (GCDs) are becoming an increasingly specialised area. There is no information regarding the knowledge of GCDs amongst General Practitioners (GPs), who are likely to be co-managing these patients with cardiologists. We sought to find out what GPs knew about GCDs and their role in managing them.

Directing patients to reliable web-based information about genetic cadiac diseases: An example using the HONCode

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference, Brisbane 6-8 August 2014
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 2, e1-e20
Abstract & full-text available.

It is known that patients, including patients with genetic cardiac diseases, turn to the internet to gather information about their condition. Many tools now exist to appraise websites for reliability and quality. However, health practitioners generally do not have time to do this before recommending sites to patients. Health on the Net’s Code of Conduct (HONCode) is a well-accepted tool that can be suggested to help patients seek quality health information.

Health literacy, genetic literacy and outcomes in patients with genetic cardiac disease: A review of the literature

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference, Brisbane 6-8 August 2014
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 2, e1-e20
Abstract & full-text available.

Health literacy is defined as the cognitive and social skill that individuals possess that enables them to appropriately access, understand and use health information to maintain good health. As genetic cardiac diseases are often theoretically complex chronic conditions that require lifelong medical input, appropriate health literacy and subsequently genetic literacy around a patient’s condition is central to assisting in positive long-term outcomes.

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