Conditions treated by the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit

The Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital looks after children diagnosed with the following conditions, as well as those with a history of these conditions in their family. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and the team also cares for patients with other rare genetic heart conditions which may not be listed below.


  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Left ventricular non-compaction

Inherited arrhythmia syndromes

  • Long QT syndrome
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
  • Family history of unexplained sudden cardiac death

Aortopathy/connective tissue disorders

  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Arterial tortuosity syndrome