UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science




Inherited cardiovascular disease

Inherited cardiovascular disease


Heart disease in the young is often caused by an inherited genetic defect. UCL has a dedicated Inherited Cardiovascular Disease clinic working within two hospitals- Great Ormond Street Hospital for paediatric patients and the Heart Hospital for adults. Our clinics strive to translate novel development in genetics, imaging, heart failure, and arrhythmia research into improved diagnostics and management for families with inherited forms of cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia.

Key Research Activities

Using Genetics to Identify at Risk Individuals within Families with Inherited Heart Disease
Studying Disease Development within Families to Identify Disease Markers and Targets for Treatment
Performing Clinical Trials of Novel Treatments with European (ESC WG), UK (QMUL, Aberdeen) and American (Yale) Partners