Hadassah established the first center of its kind in Israel that deals with various hereditary heart diseases. The center is cooperating with experts in the field of genetics, along with experts in the field of myocardial diseases, arrhythmias, diseases of the aorta, and congenital heart defects.
The goal of the center is to diagnose and reduce the morbidity of hereditary heart disease, in particular:
Diagnose the disease and the genetic defect that causes it;
Locate relatives at risk and offer early intervention to prevent or stop progression of the disease or its consequences;
Refer the patient and his or her relatives for appropriate treatment and follow-up.