Our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic is designed to evaluate and treat families with genetic heart disease. We focus on those conditions that affect the heart muscle and heart rhythm. Our team includes experts in pediatric and adult cardiology, as well as experts in genetics, heart failure and heart rhythm abnormalities.
When you call our clinic for a referral, we will help you determine which of our experts are best suited to consult with your family.
The clinic provides comprehensive care, including diagnosis, treatment and genetic counseling for inherited heart disease. The clinic also serves as a resource for families that may be at risk for inherited heart disease.
Conditions Evaluated & Treated
These are some of the disorders that we evaluate and treat:
Because genetic diseases are often inherited (passed from parents to children), we will carefully review your family history at the first visit. We will focus on any history of heart disease or on a history of sudden, life-threatening events that may have been due to a heart problem.
Before your visit, it may be helpful to talk within your family and ask if anyone has had heart disease. In particular, we try to determine if any of the following are present:
Sudden death at age 49 or younger
A need for CPR or a shock to restart the heart
Implantation of a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
Childhood heart disease, especially requiring surgery or medication
In addition, some children and parents have had testing before they arrive at our clinic. If you or your children have had any of the following tests, please bring a copy of the test or test report to the visit with you: