GenCardio-Diagnostics is the first laboratory in Catalonia dedicated to the diagnosis of inherited cardiac diseases.

The most important challenge for the physician dealing with hereditary heart disease is the identification of individuals at risk before they have symptoms. The medical community often have difficulty interpreting genetic results, because of their complexity and the difficulties that are inherently present in these inherited diseases, which may affect very young individuals.

As the field progresses the responsibility of specialized centers in helping in analytical, monitoring, treatment, decisions becomes evident. As it is also evident the responsability of professional training of the cardiology community. In the instruction 06/2015 "Management of genetic counseling and genetic testing in constitutive and somatic disorders or genetic diseases" these needs were reinforced.

GenCardio-Diagnostics is dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis of genetic diseases associated with arrhythmais and sudden death. It was created with a joint initiative of the Catalan Institute of Health with the Biomedical Research Institute of Girona.

GenCardio-Diagnostics is the translational output of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center. Our group has many years of clinical experience and research in the field of inherited cardiovascular diseases. We have been pioneers in the discovery of some of these diseases such as Brugada syndrome, and have participated in the development of the most important clinical guidelines.

Following the requirements, we combine our expertise in the development of high performance genetic tools with an accompaniment of the clinician in choosing the necessary genetic testing, counseling and decision-making in the patient.

GenCardio-Diagnostics is accredited by the Generalitat of Catalonia.


Cardiovascular Genetics Center
IDIBGI C/ Dr Castany s/n
Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià (M-2)
17290 Salt, Girona
Tel: 872 987087