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Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Our program cares for patients and families with suspected inherited cardiovascular disease. We actively treat and research a variety of conditions, from inherited heart rhythm disorders to congenital heart disease in adults. Our program is multidisciplinary in nature, working with general and interventional cardiologists, genetic counselors, nurses, primary care physicians, and research scientists to provide patients with the best care possible. We were the first clinical center to use whole exome sequencing, which analyzes the protein-coding genes, to identify known and novel disease genes.

Our Services

Our genetic counselor works alongside our cardiologists to evaluate family history, establish the clinical diagnosis, offer genetic testing, provide risk assessment, and consider treatment options for conditions that include:

  • Inherited cardiomyopathies
  • Inherited heart rhythm disorders, including Long QT syndrome, Brugada, Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD) and sudden cardiac death
  • Inherited vascular conditions such as early onset familial forms of coronary artery disease, inherited disease of the aorta such as Marfan syndrome, and other connective tissue diseases
  • Inherited lipid disorders
  • Inherited vascular disease
  • Congenital heart disease in adults