Inherited cardiovascular conditions (ICC) is the name given to the range of heart conditions which can be passed on through families. These include:

We have a range of services dedicated to caring for adults and children with these conditions. Patients can be seen separately or in one of our family clinics which cater for people with any of these conditions. Find out more

Echocardiogram (echo)

An echocardiogram, also known as an echo, is a test that uses sound waves to build up a moving picture of the heart.

Exercise (stress) echocardiogram

An exercise echo, also known as a stress echo, combines a normal echo with an exercise test. The test helps doctors to find the cause of symptoms during physical stress or exercise.

Nuclear medicine scan

A nuclear medicine scan is a way of taking images of the body by giving an injection called a tracer which is a substance with a small amount of radioactivity that highlights the part of the body we ...

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) scan

A CMR scan uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of your heart. It gives us information on the structure of your heart and blood vessels and how well they are working.

Useful information

If you are referred to Royal Brompton because of an inherited cardiovascular condition, you may see one of the following consultants:

Dr Antonis Pantazis - consultant cardiologist (Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals)
Dr Sanjay Prasad - consultant in heart failure and imaging (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Dr John Baksi - consultant cardiologist specialising in cardiomyopathy and CMR (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Dr Sanjay Kohli - consultant cardiologist (Harefield Hospital)
Dr Tessa Homfray - consultant medical geneticist (Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals)

If you still have any outstanding queries about inherited cardiovascular conditions, please feel free to call our clinical nurse specialists (CNS) team on: 0207 352 8121 ext 2205 or 8823. You may also find out more about the condition frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. 

If you are a medical professional, find out more about referring a patient to our ICC unit.