Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic

The Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at Parkview Heart Institute specializes in caring for patients at high risk for, or with a diagnosis of hereditary heart conditions. Research indicates that 1 in 250 people have a genetic change that may lead to early-onset cardiovascular disease. 

A collaborative approach to cardiovascular genetics

After patients see a cardiologist in the clinic for an initial assessment, they are referred to a genetic counselor for a phone consultation. Informed DNA, a national provider of genetic counseling services, will contact the patient within a week from the time the referral is received to schedule a telephone appointment. 

In addition to translating technical and complicated medical information into practical language, the genetic counselor will indicate if a patient’s family members would benefit from a consult within the clinic, too.

Which heart diseases can be hereditary?

  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (CDM)
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Heart defect at birth
  • Aortic aneurysm, dilation or dissection in more than one family member
  • Sudden cardiac arrest/death in more than one family member

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated team at the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic is here to offer you advanced cardiovascular care.

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Appointments & Referrals

Learn how to be referred to the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic and what to expect as a new patient. 

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