For children diagnosed with complex heart conditions like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the diagnosis can be frightening for families and challenging for healthcare providers since the trajectory of the condition is often uncertain. As a leading cause of sudden...
Genetics of the Heart:
Resources for Families
Ted Rogers Centre researchers explore the genetic causes of many forms of heart disease. We present these resources to help people with lived experience understand some of the concepts associated with the genetics of the heart. This is especially beneficial for those who participate in our Genomics and Precision Medicine projects.
V) Genetic testing and results
How does genome sequencing work? [05:39]
Note: Starting at 05:25, the video states CHOP’s commitment to privacy and references three pieces of American legislation: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Affordable Care Act. The relevant Canadian legislation for these Acts are the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act.