Referrers & Professionals

Welcome to the LUMC's referrer's page. We believe excellent collaboration with our partners in the chain is important. On this page, we provide you with advice on how to quickly contact the right department or person. We welcome any tips you may have that will allow us to supplement or improve this information.

Referral via ZorgDomein

Are you a primary care referrer? You can provide your patient with a referral via ZorgDomein. For more information and registration for ZorgDomein see www.zorgdomein.nl (NL).

Are you a secondary referrer or do you lack access to ZorgDomein? If so, then have a look at the overview of departments and care paths displayed below on this page.

Report a Transmural Incident

Has an unintended or inadvertent incident taken place while receiving care from our clinic or in the course of cooperative treatment? By reporting such incidents to us, you help prevent them from occurring in the future.

Do you wish to report a transmural incident? If so, then please contact the transmural cooperation team. You can do this by sending an email to transmuralesamenwerking@lumc.nl

Sudden cardiac death and genetics

Every year, approximately 16,000 people die of the effects of an acute and unexpected cardiac arrest in the Netherlands. A significant amount of these cases involve older patients, but many involve younger patients as well. Increased vigilance is therefore recommended. We recommend conducting an autopsy on deceased victims between the ages of 18 and 45 years.

Autosomal dominant inheritance is nearly always a factor in the predisposition for hereditary heart conditions. Family members of the first degree (such as children, brothers and sisters) thus have a 50% chance of being carriers with the associated risk of sudden death. It is partly for this reason that the underlying cause of the sudden death must be determined. This is why we recommend performing an autopsy on deceased victims between 18 and 45 years of age. Where doubts exist, consultation should be had with the on-duty clinical geneticist  (8:00-17:00) and on evenings, nights and weekends with the on-duty pathologist at the LUMC via 071-526 91  11.

Every year, approximately 16,000 people die of the effects of an acute and unexpected cardiac arrest in the Netherlands. A significant amount of these cases involve older patients, but many involve younger patients as well. Increased vigilance is therefore recommended. We recommend conducting an autopsy on deceased victims between the ages of 18 and 45 years.

Autosomal dominant inheritance is nearly always a factor in the predisposition for hereditary heart conditions. Family members of the first degree (such as children, brothers and sisters) thus have a 50% chance of being carriers with the associated risk of sudden death. It is partly for this reason that the underlying cause of the sudden death must be determined. This is why we recommend performing an autopsy on deceased victims between 18 and 45 years of age. Where doubts exist, consultation should be had with the on-duty clinical geneticist  (8:00-17:00) and on evenings, nights and weekends with the on-duty pathologist at the LUMC via 071-526 91  11.

For these family members, sudden death can often be prevented by:

  • lifestyle recommendations
  • medication (and/or avoiding certain medication)
  • in some cases, a pacemaker or internal defibrillator (ICD)

For more information please see Family Doctor and Genetics Huisarts en Genetica.